EU "deeply troubled" by China's human rights record

2017-12-09 08:56

The European Union delegation to China says it is "extremely concerned" about the denial to Chinese citizens of "fundamental" human rights.

58 human rights activists killed in Brazil so far this year

2017-12-06 06:59

2017 is on track to be one of the deadliest years for human rights defenders in Brazil, with 58 activists killed during the first eight months of the year.

Orphaned child's 10-year battle for a birth certificate

2017-11-29 07:36

The Moss family desperately wants to adopt a 14-year-old boy, who has been living with the family for a decade, but without a birth certificate they are left in limbo.

International justice: Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

2017-11-23 10:29

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

2017-11-22 12:39

Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive "two finger" virginity tests on female recruits 3 years after WHO declared they had no scientific validity.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment in Australia - probe

2017-11-17 17:09

Aboriginal children are subjected to 'shocking' treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation has revealed after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Parents of child who drowned in a pit toilet seek justice

2017-11-13 07:43

Michael Komape died in a toilet at school. Now his parents are going to court to compel the state to provide decent sanitation to schools across Limpopo.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to speak on deadly Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 22:08

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under fire for being silent as scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed, will finally address the crisis.

Court victory for kids born in SA by foreign parents

2017-09-07 18:54

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are entitled to apply for citizenship, the Western Cape High Court has ruled,, the Legal Resources Centre has announced.

Cabinet mum on diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe

2017-08-17 14:05

Cabinet did not discuss if Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is entitled to diplomatic immunity following her alleged assault of a woman in Johannesburg, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.


Many skip Trump civil rights event

2017-12-09 06:49

Many in Mississippi's African-American community have waited decades for a civil rights museum, but will skip the museum's opening because President Donald Trump is coming.

Rape survivors deserve privacy in court - Rape Crisis

2017-12-06 05:15

Rape Crisis supporters and residents are calling for a dedicated sexual offences court for Khayelitsha saying that the situation at the Magistrate's Court is not acceptable.

'Don't take case against Manana co-accused lightly' - State

2017-11-27 17:47

The case against two men, who participated in the assault of three women by former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana, should not be taken lightly.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

2017-11-22 13:43

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

China sentences human rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

2017-11-21 12:07

A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism.

15 suspected human trafficking victims rescued

2017-11-15 17:55

Fifteen suspected trafficking victims, aged between 16 and 30, have been rescued, with three arrests made, according to the Hawks.

Why Gay Pride is as relevant as ever

2017-10-03 07:34

It's easy to think you aren't homophobic just because you follow Somizi on Instagram, but Gay Pride isn't about feathers, wigs and make up. It is about human rights, writes Mondli Zondo.

New home for disabled Gugulethu mother

2017-09-13 08:32

After suffering in a tiny shack, with not enough food and no electricity, Cynthia Ntunje, has found a new home with Catholic nuns in Khayelitsha.

Regulatory body to look at gender-based violence in media

2017-08-21 22:27

The Film and Publication Board plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence.

Tortured behind bars

2017-08-06 06:01

The Wits Justice Project, working with a human rights lawyer, uncovers alleged violent persecution of prisoners, writes Ruth Hopkins.

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