Centre for Human Rights concerned about reports of arbitrary arrests and unlawful detentions in Ethiopia
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (Centre) is concerned about the arbitrary arrests and unlawful detentions of people in Ethiopia, including academics and humanitarian workers. Authorities in Ethiopia are targeting people based on ethnic origin and political persuasion after the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) threatened to invade Addis Ababa.
Press Statement (1 December 2022)
for Human Rights calls for an end to impunity and demands immediate restoration
of civilian regime in Sudan
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is deeply concerned about the recent military takeover in Sudan following authorities' demands to hand over to a civilian-led government and pro-democracy protests in the nation.
Press Statement (03 November 2021)
The African human rights system celebrates 40 years of successes and challenges
To celebrate Africa Human Rights Day, 21 October, the South African Human Rights Commission, HURISA and the Centre for Human Rights, organised a joint webinar to take stock of achievements and challenged that have arisen during the 40 years since the Charter's adoption in 1981.
Press Statement (22 October 2021)
Centre for Human Rights publishes photobook series featuring photographs and narratives of the lives of LGBTIQ+ persons living in South Africa
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, has launched a new photobook series titled Looking through the prism: Narratives of queer dignity in South Africa featuring photographs and narratives of the lives of LGBTIQ+ persons living in South Africa. Volume 1 of the series has been published online this October, which is also the South African Pride Month, commemorating the anniversary of the first Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Africa and held in October 1990 in Johannesburg.
Press Statement (15 October 2021)
Launch of the Children’s Privacy Guidelines for Online Service Providers
The Model Guidelines is a set of principle statements and recommendations on how online service providers provide for children’s privacy at the design stage of online products and services.
Press Statement (15 September 2021)
This National Women’s Day, the Centre for Human Rights reiterates call for a safer South Africa for women
National Women’s Day is commemorated on 9 August every year. Commemorating this Day is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the beauty and strength of South African women, but also to draw attention to issues that women in Africa still face. These issues include gender-based violence (GBV), discrimination and harassment in different areas of life, unequal pay, and a lack of access to education and sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls.
Press Statement (9 August 2021)