2016 an awful year for human rights - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 20:19

Despite the rise in gross human rights violations by various governments, citizens and courts are standing up in defence of their rights, Amnesty International has said.

Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering by Trump and others pushing back human rights

2017-02-22 08:49

'Grave violations of human rights' in 159 countries from Myanmar to France opens door to dark times, group says.

Syria regime hanged 13 000 people in 5 years - Amnesty International

2017-02-07 13:13

As many as 13 000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the regime of a 'policy of extermination'.

Hague police reject brutality claim by black lawyer

2017-01-27 20:32

Dutch police are rejecting claims by a black American lawyer working at the United Nations' highest court that she was a victim of racially motivated brutality by officers in The Hague

Bakkie driver was 'giving woman in cage a lift'

2017-01-19 13:42

A picture of a woman sitting in a cage on the back of a bakkie has sparked outrage on social media, but the driver says he was just giving her a lift.

SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

2017-01-13 08:23

While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues has been welcomed.

Helen Zille is a chief racist - ANC Western Cape

2016-12-22 12:10

The Democratic Alliance must recall Helen Zille before she does irreparable damage in the Western Cape, the ANC in the province says.

Dozens take part in gay parade in Montenegro

2016-12-17 21:02

Dozens of people have taken part in a gay pride event in conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the EU.

UN representative presses China on missing rights activist

2016-12-06 22:19

A UN representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who has disappeared.

Parliament still to debate ICC withdrawal - lawyer

2016-12-06 12:13

The DA approached the courts to challenge the government’s withdrawal from the ICC before it had been debated in Parliament, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.


Australia failing human rights, indigenous people - Amnesty International

2017-02-22 12:47

Aboriginal children are 24 times more likely to be detained than non-indigenous Australian children, Amnesty International has said in a report accusing Canberra of complacency amid a raft of rights abuses.

Balancing act: freedom vs hatred

2017-02-19 06:11

When the draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill was published for public comment, it meant that the government was finally ready to punish bias-motivated crimes. But the cause for celebration is also cause for consternation, writes Wendy Isaack.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

2017-02-01 05:44

Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty International says.

Bakkie driver 'must exorcise fear of black people' - ANC Western Cape

2017-01-19 19:14

The Western Cape ANC has described an incident in which a woman was transported in a cage on the back of a bakkie in Cradock as offensive.

'How I was kidnapped and forced to marry'

2017-01-17 09:39

A woman has recounted how she was kidnapped by a man when she was 19 and forced into marriage. And how her mother conspired in it.

SA govt failing disabled children - HRW report

2017-01-13 07:40

South Africa’s government is failing to provide education for children with disabilities, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

'2 BLACKS' description on Cape Town restaurant bill shocks

2016-12-19 18:11

The description of customers at a Cape Town restaurant as "2 BLACKS" on a bill was actually just the waiter's style of shorthand, says The Bungalow in Clifton.

Cape Town eatery apologises for racism spat

2016-12-12 20:31

A woman's alleged racist remarks at Clarke’s bar and dining room in central Cape Town has left several customers unhappy.

High Court decision 'wrong' in right-to-die order - SCA

2016-12-06 16:25

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled it was wrong for the Pretoria High Court to issue an order allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

ICC fight will go to ConCourt - DA

2016-12-05 11:20

The DA’s challenge of the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court will end up in the Constitutional Court, the party has said.

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