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Hanged Iranian woman leaves heartbreaking last message
Hanged Iranian woman leaves heartbreaking last message

The 26-year-old Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday for m…

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Government investigates illegal farm evictions
Government investigates illegal farm evictions

Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery is going around the country…

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Yasmin Sooka in NY for Resolution 1325 review
Yasmin Sooka in NY for Resolution 1325 review

Yasmin Sooka, FHR’s Executive Director, is currently in New York…

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Common Destiny, a tribute volume to Kader Asmal recently launched by FHR
Common Destiny, a tribute volume to Kader Asmal recently launched by FHR

Common Destiny, a tribute volume to the late Kader Asmal, was la…

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WORLD NEWS

United Nations

October 31st
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, urges all governments to prevent attacks on journalists and to hold accountable those who commit them.
October 31st
UN expert Baskut Tuncak calls for the prompt ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and the environment from its adverse effects.

IRIN News

2014/10/31
FREETOWN/MONROVIA/DAKAR, 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus. While some have been welcomed back into their communities, most are facing dis…
2014/10/31
JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - When Elise M's* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. Bu…

FHR Projects

Stories of Change Human Rights Awareness

he FHR-DOJ&CD Boland Area Human Rights Awareness Project arose from the government’s response to the De Doorn’s Farmworker Strikes in late 2012 into early 2013, and commitments made in imbizos in the area during and following the strikes. Consultations with the Boland farming community showed that common issues farms experienced were: lack of access to the civil and criminal justice system, ongoing farm evictions, including legal representation and access to justice services.



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