ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Mark Minnie's suicide 'too much of a coincidence' - alleged Bird Island victim fears for his life

2018-08-17 14:57

Mr X, one of the alleged victims of an apartheid-era paedophile ring, which reportedly included government ministers, says he is living in fear for his life.

'I will be a true woman', says transgender Syrian Katia after finding safe haven in Berlin

2018-07-29 05:39

Gay Pride in Berlin welcomed thousands of people, among them a Syrian transgender refugee, Katia, who now calls the famously open-minded city a safe haven.

State security agencies and private sector spied on journalists - Right2Know

2018-07-04 20:34

Advocacy group Right2Know has released a report documenting how South African journalists are being spied on by state security agencies and the private sector.

Myanmar not safe for Rohingya returnees - Red Cross chief

2018-07-01 19:08

The head of the Red Cross says it was not safe to return Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, where he described whole villages abandoned and destroyed.

Outrage over 7-year-old's rape: Protesters block India streets

2018-06-30 23:03

Hundreds of people on Saturday blocked streets and shut down businesses in parts of central India to protest the rape of a 7-year-old girl.

UN expresses alarm at reports of warring parties forcing fleeing Syrians to pay for safe passage

2018-06-30 08:09

The United Nations' human rights chief has warned of a looming "catastrophe" in southern Syria as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive in rebel-held areas after the ending of a 12-hour truce in the strategic province of Deraa.

US authorities abandon 'zero-tolerance' for immigrant families

2018-06-26 12:11

The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the separation of more than 2 300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the country.

Kulula passenger who used k-word loses her job

2018-06-22 16:54

A Kulula passenger, who called two fellow passengers and the pilot the k-word, has lost her job. This, as the two passengers reunite to make sense of their ordeal.

Anti-gay comments: George mayor appears before DA disciplinary hearing

2018-06-22 14:30

Mayor Melvin Naik is undergoing a disciplinary process after being charged with bringing the DA into disrepute by saying the Boston Gay Men's Chorus is against his religious principles.

Refugees march for legal recognition

2018-06-20 22:49

In a ruling the appeals court declared unlawful the decision by the Department of Home Affairs to close the Cape Town refugee reception office in 2012, and ordered the department to re-open it by March 2018. But as yet the office has not re-opened.

 

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in human-rights feud – just before Hajj

2018-08-07 09:07

Saudi Arabia's national airline froze flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrests of several prominent rights activists, just in time for H ajj.

'Today, we're deeply sorry' - Australian police chief apologises to indigenous people

2018-07-12 18:44

An Australian state police chief has made an historic apology to indigenous people who are overrepresented in prisons and vowed to improve race relations.

Vatican City still has no policy to fight clergy sex abuse

2018-07-01 22:42

Despite promises, Vatican City has no policy in place to protect children from pedophile priests or require suspected abuse to be reported to police

Curro dismisses discrimination allegations at top school

2018-07-01 12:01

An independent investigation into alleged discriminatory practices at Curro's Waterfall Primary pre-school has found the claims "factually erroneous", a school representative has said.

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

2018-06-30 19:39

Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines' top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban.

Palestinians say 13-year-old shot in head along border with Israel

2018-06-29 22:16

Gaza health officials say two Palestinians including a teenage boy have been killed and scores wounded by Israeli fire as weekly border rallies continued.

UCT dinner for people of colour only, organisers remain unapologetic

2018-06-22 20:25

"We often find that black people are forced to censor themselves to protect white fragility. It was meant to be a space where black people can decompress", says an organiser about a dinner exclusively for people of colour.

How police killings of unarmed blacks impact the mental health of black Americans

2018-06-22 14:56

The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers report.

Oxfam report reveals women as biggest victims of exploitation by global supermarkets

2018-06-21 20:32

In less than five days, the highest paid chief executive at a UK supermarket earns the same as a woman picking grapes on a typical farm in South Africa will earn in her entire lifetime, according to a new Oxfam International report.

Paralympian takes on Cape Town wine estate in discrimination litigation

2018-06-13 09:24

A Paralympian swimmer is taking a Cape Town wine estate to the Equality Court, claiming he was discriminated against when he and his service dog were denied entry to a restaurant.

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