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Solidarity takes complaints against SA ‘race practices’ to UN

Wednesday 10 May 2017 16:41

Solidarity on Wednesday said it had filed a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against South Africa over its affirmative action and black economic empowerment policies.

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Robinson expresses concern about current situation in South Africa  

Tuesday 9 May 2017 21:48

A leading member of The Elders has expressed her concern that the political and economic situation in South Africa was very worrying and causing considerable concern.

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Mogae warns UN of worsening crisis in South Sudan

Friday 24 March 2017 06:30

Festus Mogae has told the UN Security Council that there is a heightened sense of alarm that the situation in South Sudan is slipping out of control.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was also selected as March 21st in memory to the 69 unarmed people killed in Sharpeville.
SA’s global role in the fight against racism lauded by UN

Tuesday 21 March 2017 22:07

SA’s global role in the fight against racism and intolerance has been lauded by the UN’s General Assembly.

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Judge Sachs reflects on past ANC leaders

Tuesday 21 March 2017 20:58

Former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs says there is no need to amend the country's constitution.

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‘Constitution amendment could threaten food security’

Tuesday 21 March 2017 09:00

As Human Rights Day is being celebrated, farmers fear government's intention to amend the Constitution, to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

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The ANC in the Western Cape has described Human Rights lawyer and struggle activist, Peter Williams as the  embodiment of what a professional cadre should be.
Tributes pour in for struggle Activist Peter Williams

Thursday 16 March 2017 14:32

Human Rights lawyer and struggle activist, Peter Williams died in Cape Town on Wednesday at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

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Call on South Africa to #TakeOnRacism

Tuesday 14 March 2017 14:45

In an article published in 2015, Ahmed Kathrada said “the fight for non-racialism, equity and equality is not short-term work, but generational work,” I recalled these words, writes Derek Hanekom.

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The Secretary General’s latest report has found that the human rights and humanitarian situation in Burundi continues to deteriorate.
Burundi continues to face multi-faceted challenges

Thursday 9 March 2017 22:06

The facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue believes the opposing sides to the continued crisis in that country are almost irreconcilable in their tasks.

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Palestinians, South Africans share similar struggle background

Thursday 9 March 2017 15:35

Palestinians are relying on South Africa more than any other nation in their fight for freedom - as South Africans themselves come from a similar struggle background.

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FIDH lauds Gambia and South Africa for remaining in ICC

Saturday 25 February 2017 16:07

International human rights organisation FIDH has lauded the decision by South Africa and Gambia to remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest

Thursday 9 February 2017 17:11

Underlining the controversy surrounding the aid for Rohingya, several dozen Buddhist monks and nationalists demonstrated outside the port terminal on Thursday.

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Trump travel ban unlawful, could lead to torture of refugees - UN

Wednesday 1 February 2017 15:47

UN Human Rights experts said US President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority states contravenes international law.

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Senegal's forces are reported to be at the Gambian border and will enter if Yayha Jammeh refuses to relinquish power.
Efforts to get Jammeh to step down failed

Thursday 19 January 2017 15:57

Negotiations to persuade the defeated President Yayha Jammeh of Gambia to step down have failed.

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The MJC says attacks on mosques are a violation of human rights to freedom of religion.
MJC calls for SAHRC mosque attacks probe

Thursday 12 January 2017 11:00

The Muslim Judicial Council has approached the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate a series of attacks against mosques.

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According to the British-based Observatory which tracks the war using sources on the ground, dozens of Syrian troops have been killed in the fighting.
Islamic State seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra

Friday 9 December 2016 17:21

Islamic State seized more territory from Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra on Friday.

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'Violence against women and girls affects society as a whole'

Monday 5 December 2016 08:44

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Judge Navi Pillay, says violence towards women remains a human rights issue.

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SA ambassor to United Nations Jerry Matjila says the vote is influenced by the country's values.
SA backs UN’s resolution on LGBTI

Tuesday 22 November 2016 05:35

SA has deviated from the African position at the UN to vote in favour of an amendment to a resolution in support of the UN rapporteur's probe into abuses against LGBTI people.

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Russia withdraws backing for ICC treaty

Wednesday 16 November 2016 15:27

President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on Wednesday withdrawing Russia's signature from the ICC's founding treaty, whose pronouncements Moscow has derided as one-sided.

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SA committed to promotion and protection of Human Rights - Ramaphosa

Thursday 10 November 2016 05:19

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa continues to be committed to the promotion and protection of Human Rights.

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