ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Four to hang for girl's rape, murder in Kashmir

2015-04-24 22:40

A court in Indian-administered Kashmir has sentenced four men to death after they were convicted of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

Rights violation charge laid against Zulu king

2015-04-15 22:21

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini faces another charge of hate speech and violating human rights - this time by the Western Cape organiser of the SA National Defence Union.

SAHRC fights for rights of single moms and their kids

2015-04-14 17:27

The SA Human Rights Commission has filed an application in the Western Cape High Court to challenge the current legal practice around the use of surnames for children born to unmarried parents.

Group accuses Israel of war crimes during Gaza war

2015-03-27 14:18

The Israeli army committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last year’s offensive in Gaza, a right group says.

Solitary confinement for Swazi rights lawyer

2015-03-26 10:12

A Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer has been placed in solitary confinement at Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks, the Law Society of SA says.

Abortion stalls US human trafficking bill

2015-03-21 20:10

In the US, legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking has been caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion.

Presidency defends Zuma's teen moms comments

2015-03-11 14:53

The presidency has defended President Jacob Zuma's comments about teenage mothers, saying he did not single out only girls.

SA needs integrity: Human rights activist

2015-03-10 12:15

South Africans need to start saying 'we just don't do that' to create a much-needed culture of morality, human rights activist and columnist Rhoda Kadalie says.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

2015-03-03 08:55

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

 

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

UN urging exhumation of DRC mass grave

2015-04-16 09:06

The UN mission in DRC has urged the government to exhume more than 400 bodies buried last month in a mass grave, the head of the organisation’s human rights office says.

China release of five feminists welcomed

2015-04-14 19:25

Campaigners have welcomed China's release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.

Gay dad granted 'maternity' leave - report

2015-03-27 19:41

In a ground-breaking ruling, the Labour Court in Durban has granted a gay father full maternity leave to take care of his baby, according to reports.

Government welcomes ruling in ukuthwala case

2015-03-26 14:02

Minister in the Presidency Susan Shabangu has welcomed two recent court rulings that upheld the rights of women and children.

Call for stiff penalty for xenophobic attacks

2015-03-21 21:20

Those who violate the rights of foreign nationals should be handed stiff sentences, National Freedom Party leader Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has said on Human Rights Day.

Disabled Somalis face abuse, discrimination

2015-03-12 21:06

AI says decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable.

SAHRC probing 'dompas' system

2015-03-11 14:01

The SA Human Rights Commission may launch its own investigation into allegations of workers being forced to apply for a green card to access certain parts of Worcester.

Germans caught for vandalism: We've learnt our lesson

2015-03-05 21:05

The Germans caught for vandalism in Singapore and sentenced to nine months in prison and three cane strokes has apologised and said they would never do it again.

Iran ready to let in Google in on conditions

2015-03-02 05:00

Iran has regularly cut access to Facebook and Twitter, but it it will now allow the services of internet giants like Google if they respect its cultural rules.

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