Centre for Human Rights welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana on decriminalising same-sex sexual acts
Botswana joins Angola, Mozambique, Seychelles, and South Africa as members of SADC to decriminalise same-sex sexual acts, a progressive outlook for this region.
Press Statement (13 June 2019)
Centre for Human Rights calls on South African government to enhance the protection for older persons and to ratify the Protocol on Older
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, calls on the South African government to enhance the protection for older persons; and to ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa (Protocol on Older Persons).
Press Statement (06 June 2019)
Centre for Human Rights condemns internet shutdown in Eritrea
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria is deeply concerned about the reported blocking of social media by the government of Eritrea to curb an impending demonstration ahead of the country’s Independence Day commemorations. Eritrea is due to celebrate its 26th Independence Day on 24 May 2019.
Press Statement (16 May 2019)
On worker’s day, Centre for Human Rights calls for a right to work
It’s Workers Day. What should ordinarily be a working day, is a day off.
It is a day to honour those who keep bread on the table, who sacrifice much to hold the body and soul of households together. It is an occasion to salute those who wake up in the dark of the early morning to travel long distances to provide a service as a means to an end: basic survival.
Press Statement (1 May 2019)
Statement: Centre for Human Rights (NGO enjoying observer status) to the African Commission, at its 64th ordinary session on the situation of human rights in Africa
Statement by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (NGO enjoying observer status) to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, at its 64th Ordinary Session, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 26 April 2019, on the situation of human rights in Africa.
Statement (26 April 2019)
Centre for Human Rights congratulates Kenyan LGBT NGO and calls on national NGO registration institutions in Africa to respect the right of sexual and gender minority groups to register organisations and associations as legal entities
The Centre for Human Rights (the Centre) congratulates the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) of Kenya and its leadership upon winning the Court of Appeal case, in which the Kenya Non Government Organisations Coordination Board appealed the decision of the Kenya High Court to allow NGLHRC to register under the Kenya Non Government Organisations Coordination Act. The Court of Appeal delivered its decision on Friday 22 March 2019.
Press Statement (26 March 2019)
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)