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Yasmin Sooka addresses UNHCR on minority rights
Yasmin Sooka addresses UNHCR on minority rights

Yasmin Sooka addressed the Office of the High Commissioner for H…

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Public hearing - ACHPR vs Kenya
Public hearing - ACHPR vs Kenya

The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ …

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Botswana ordered to register country's first gay group
Botswana ordered to register country's first gay group

A Botswana High Court on Friday ordered the government to regist…

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Deputy Minister Jeffery addressses 5th FHR AGM
Deputy Minister Jeffery addressses 5th FHR AGM

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (D…

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WORLD NEWS

United Nations

November 28th
The UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity has urged the States gathering at a global climate change conference in Lima, Peru on Monday to unite and sincerely commit to a new robust legally binding agreement on greenhouse emiss…
November 27th
Litigation between Argentina and so-called vulture funds in the US courts highlights the need to take human rights into account when negotiating and ruling on debt restructuring, two UN independent human rights experts have said.

IRIN News

2014/11/28
NAIROBI, 28 November 2014 (IRIN) - People in northern Kenya's marginalized Mandera County face a devastating loss of basic services as teachers, healthcare workers and other state employees face calls to leave in the wake of a terrorist attack which claim…
2014/11/28
DAKAR, 28 November 2014 (IRIN) - More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This …

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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