Our human rights are violated - Khoi and San chair

2015-11-25 16:00

Chairperson of the Gauteng Khoi and San council John van Rooyen has accused government of neglecting their communities.

EU slams Turkey's rights record

2015-11-10 22:03

Turkey has curtailed freedom of expression and undermined the independence of its judiciary, the European Commission says, in a highly critical report that could clash with efforts to win Ankara's co-operation in handling migrant flows.

My domestic worker lives in shocking conditions

2015-10-07 10:52

The lives of domestic workers may not be the responsibility of their employers, but does that mean they can't do more? Our readers respond.

Kenyan rights body alleges government abuses

2015-09-15 18:03

More than 80 people have disappeared, while many have been tortured says a Kenya rights organisation.

Home affairs trauma for Pretoria transgender woman

2015-08-19 16:01

A transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by home affairs officials in Centurion, who allegedly prevented her from applying for a gender change in her ID book.

Govt failing disabled children - human rights bodies

2015-08-18 21:07

Thousands of disabled children are losing out on a proper education because the government is not implementing its own inclusive schooling policy, two human rights organisations say.

Homophobic attack victims awarded damages in landmark case

2015-08-13 14:48

Two Cape Town lesbians have each been awarded R150 000 in damages for an attack on their dignity in a pub two years ago. WARNING: Article contains strong language.

British PM tackles Vietnamese children trafficking

2015-07-29 20:31

Britain will seek stronger co-operation with Vietnam to crack down on the trafficking of Vietnamese children to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

106 Chinese lawyers, activists arrested as nationwide crackdown continues

2015-07-13 12:26

More than 100 human rights lawyers and activists from 15 cities and provinces in China have been detained, have disappeared or summoned by police in a nationwide crackdown, according to rights groups.

Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

2015-07-10 14:25

Pope Francis has apologised for the sins and 'offenses' committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas


Hoot against violence targeting women, children - minister

2015-11-12 19:05

Hoot, whistle and switch on your hazards in solidarity against crimes against women and children. This is the directive from minister in the presidency responsible for women, Susan Shabangu, speaking during a parliamentary debate.

Egyptian human rights lawyers say new prison law legalises abuses

2015-10-26 20:59

Egyptian human rights lawyers say they are concerned that recent amendments to prison laws, which give administrators wider leeway for the use of force, could open the door to more violations in Egypt's prisons.

Are domestic worker wages fair?

2015-09-30 16:37

A recent News24 survey has revealed how much each province pays domestic workers, and the results are surprising.

US calls for release of Chinese rights activists

2015-09-02 10:27

The US has urged Chinese authorities to release a dozen human rights and religious freedom defenders detained during a recent visit by a top US diplomat.

Climate change refugees fight New Zealand deportation, appeal to UN

2015-08-19 07:47

A Kiribati family fleeing the impact of climate change on their homeland have asked the United Nations to help them fight deportation from New Zealand, which has ruled they are not refugees.

Jewish extremists suspected in West Bank village fire

2015-08-13 15:08

A tent has been torched and Hebrew graffiti was sprayed at a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank in what residents and an NGO says is a suspected attack by Jewish extremists.

Rio cops kill with impunity: Amnesty

2015-08-03 21:17

Rio de Janeiro's police have killed more than 1 500 people in the last five years, driving up the Olympic host's already high violent death rate, Amnesty International says.

UN asks Canada to do more for indigenous people

2015-07-24 14:19

The Canadian government is responsible for many inequalities affecting indigenous people in the country, the UN says, urging it to do more to support natives.

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens

2015-07-12 12:59

BEIJING, July 12 - Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say.

Garnishee orders an assault on human dignity - judge

2015-07-08 19:24

Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai has ruled that the debt collecting procedure used by micro-lenders is “unconstitutional” and “an assault on human dignity”.

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