ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

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.

What would make SA 'flip-flop' on ICC withdrawal?

2016-11-23 12:14

If the ICC's goal is to convince South Africa to stop its withdrawal as a member state, it needs to pull out whatever negotiation, bargaining and conflict resolution skills it has.

US mom sues teenager over transgender treatment

2016-11-18 17:40

A Minneapolis mother in the US state of Minnesota is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission.

SAHRC goes to court on behalf of transgender pupil

2016-11-15 22:13

The Human Rights Commission is taking the Limpopo Department of Education to court after a transgender child couldn’t complete her schooling at a school in the province because she was humiliated and harassed.

SA has not turned its back on human rights - Ramaphosa

2016-11-02 16:29

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has not turned its back on human rights following its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Parole backlog crisis looms

2016-10-23 06:00

Human rights lawyers are threatening legal action as the Department of Correctional Services struggles to process thousands of parole applications by long-term prisoners.

'It left us with a terrible aftertaste' - SAA apologises for mistreatment of Paralympian

2016-09-21 17:18

SAA has apologised to Paralympic bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay after he was told he could not take his prosthetics onto a flight from Johannesburg to Durban.

September 13 is Rainbow Day - GaySA Radio

2016-09-13 16:00

The operations manager of GaySA radio has declared September 13 "Rainbow Day" in South Africa following Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's announcement that homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson had been banned.

Settlement gives stateless children in SA hope

2016-09-06 19:01

Home Affairs has agreed at the eleventh hour to grant South African citizenship to a stateless child born in South Africa, opening the way for others in the same predicament, Lawyers for Human Rights has said.

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.

 

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

2016-11-25 22:23

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site's editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power.

Five questions you may have asked about the ICC

2016-11-22 09:02

A list of commonly-asked questions about the International Criminal Court.

Morocco urged to adopt UN rights recommendations

2016-11-18 12:39

Amnesty International has called on Morocco to implement as soon as possible the latest recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee on policy and penal reforms in the country.

African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

2016-11-05 22:54

African countries have demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights.

Gay rights progress faces Europe backlash

2016-10-23 06:15

Europe has made enormous progress on gay rights since the 1990s, but those gains are now being threatened by rising intolerance, a report says.

Syria's White Helmets win Swedish rights prize

2016-09-22 19:13

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, has won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize has announced.

EFF supports 'repulsive' pastor ban

2016-09-14 13:51

The EFF has praised Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's decision to prohibit homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson's entrance to South Africa.

Let’s hold our leaders to account

2016-09-11 07:18

The nominations of Human Rights commissioners should be given as much attention as those of the Public Protector, writes former SAHRC CEO.

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.

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