UN expert slams China on human rights

2016-08-23 18:37

A UN expert has accused China of staging a "pincer movement" to curb the influence of lawyers, activists and non-governmental organisations and limit their ability to protest against abuses.

HRC to assess rights of elderly, disabled in KZN

2016-08-15 10:38

The SA Human Rights Commission is set to visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting the elderly and people living with disabilities.

Uganda gay pride postponed

2016-08-06 12:05

A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend has been postponed after a government minister threatened the LGBTI community.

Romania probes 'kidnapped slaves'

2016-07-13 22:26

Romanian prosecutors say the police have rescued dozens of vulnerable men and boys who had been kidnapped, chained up or whipped over an eight-year period.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt disappearances

2016-07-13 16:45

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

End impunity for attacks on albinos, Euro MPs urge

2016-07-07 22:16

The European Parliament has called on African countries to end the impunity that surrounds the killing and persecution of albinos, especially in Malawi.

Malawian legislator leads half-naked protests over albino killings

2016-06-23 13:49

A legislator from Malawi's ruling party, Bon Kalindo, has led a group of protesters who marched "half-naked" through the streets of the capital, Lilongwe.

Human Rights Commission condemns racism

2016-06-17 21:12

The SA Human Rights Commission has condemned continuous outbursts of racism in South Africa following the emergence of a video clip of a woman letting out a stream of racist insults at black policemen.

Long after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

2016-06-02 23:15

Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing wrong with it.

Violence produces traumatised, desensitised generation - child counsellor

2016-05-26 16:52

Victims of domestic violence are becoming younger by the year, with mothers aged only 16 seeking assistance to escape abusive situations, says the Saartjie Baartman Centre.


More than 17 000 killed in Syrian state jails - rights group

2016-08-18 11:50

An international human rights group says more than 17 000 detainees have died in Syrian government detention facilities since the start of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad.

US urges DR Congo to allow human rights researcher to return

2016-08-11 20:27

The United States has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow the return of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher forced to leave the country.

Global concerns over SA's human rights policy - SAHRC to minister

2016-07-17 21:44

The SAHRC says there is global concern over SA's human rights policy.

UK anti-terror plan harms children's rights

2016-07-13 22:26

A counter-terrorism programme aimed at children in the UK, a report says, limits freedom of expression in the classroom.

Tales of a child bride: ‘My father sold me for 12 cows'

2016-07-12 13:14

When she was 12 years old, Grace was abducted and then raped and beaten every day for 11 months.

Kenyans demonstrate over lawyer's murder

2016-07-04 16:40

Hundreds of people have marched through Kenya's capital condemning "extrajudicial executions" following the murder of three men, including a lawyer who criticised police abuse.

Rape, abuse stalk migrant children in French slums: UN

2016-06-18 09:06

Migrant children stuck in slums on France's northern coast face a "permanent danger" of sexual abuse or exploitation, the UN Children's Fund has warned, urging the creation of protected areas for minors.

Ecclestone hounded by Baku human rights groups

2016-06-17 08:33

Despite human rights groups in Baku calling for Bernie Ecclestone to take action against the injustices in the city, the F1 chief says the race weekend will continue.

Child Protection Week to focus on issues faced by SA's children

2016-05-29 15:34

Child Protection Week has started with government and civil society planning to spend the next seven days paying attention to some of the difficult issues South Africa's young people face.

EU condemns parties in South Sudan for human rights abuses

2016-05-24 07:18

The EU is criticising "all parties" in South Sudan for human rights abuses and killings of civilians and says they "must cease immediately."

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