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Socio-economic Justice for All
Socio-economic Justice for All

The launch of the Amarightza Programme, Socio-Economic Justice f…

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Know your rights, says new government programme
Know your rights, says new government programme

The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate th…

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Amarightza - Socio-economic justice for all
Amarightza - Socio-economic justice for all

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&C…

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African Court Landmark Decision Rules in Favor of Freedom of Expression
African Court Landmark Decision Rules in Favor of Freedom of Expression

PALU is delighted to announce the decision of the African Court …

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WORLD NEWS

United Nations

December 22nd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expresses deep regret at the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan and Jordan in recent days, stressing that no judiciary – anywhere – can be infallible.
December 22nd
“Arbitrary removal of Supreme Court judges in Maldives is deeply concerning,” the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, warns.

IRIN News

2014/12/23
BANDA ACEH, 23 December 2014 (IRIN) - When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison bunk. He began to pack his possessions into a plastic bag. “The earthquake was str…
2014/12/22
SANAA, 22 December 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent weeks after an increase in violence, including the killing of a US journalist kidnapped by Al-Qaeda. Yet the crisis has been building since 2011 and is likely to conti…

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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