Centre for Human Rights at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Statement delivered by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
Statement (18 March 2019)
Centre supports campaign against IAAF regulations against hyper-androgenic women
The Centre for Human Rights (the Centre), University of Pretoria, fully supports the campaign by the South African Department of Sports and Recreation, against the enforcement of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations against hyper-androgenic women in sports.
Press Statement (27 February 2019)
Enough talking about gender-based violence. Now it’s time for action
Civil society organisations working on gender-based violence (GBV) express concern over the slow pace at which the South African Presidency is addressing issues identified at the National Summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.
Press Statement (11 February 2019)
Centre for Human Rights lauds Angolan Parliament for the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults
The Centre for Human Rights congratulates the government, Parliament and people of Angola, for the brave steps taken, through its judicial reform programme, towards the decriminalisation of ‘habitual unnatural vices’, into which consensual adult same-sex sexual conduct was read.
Press Statement (30 January 2019)
Centre expresses concern about human rights violations in Zimbabwe, urges South African brokering role
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (the Centre) is deeply concerned by the reported ongoing human rights violations in our immediate northern neighbor, taking the form of excessive use of force and restrictions on the free flow of information.
Press Statement (16 January 2019)
Centre welcomes Constitutional Court’s judgment on the invalidity of the disbandment of the SADC tribunal
On 11 December 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the matter between Law Society of South Africa and Others v. The President of the Republic of South Africa and Others, upheld the 1 March 2018 decision of the Northern Gauteng High Court that the President’s decision and signing of the 2014 Protocol which disbanded the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational. The Court thereby ordered the President to withdraw his signature from the 2014 Protocol to the SADC Tribunal.
Press Statement (17 December 2018)