World Press Freedom Day: Information as a public good
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria wishes to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the World Press Freedom Day today, 3 May 2021. The celebrations for the World Press Freedom Day began in 1991 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Conference where the landmark Windhoek Declaration was adopted.
Press Statement (3 May 2021)
Centre for Human Rights condemns the recent series of hate crimes against LGBTIQ+ persons in South Africa
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, condemns the recent series of hate crimes against LGBTIQ+ communities in South Africa, specifically the recent series of murders of LGBTIQ+ individuals.
Press Statement (26 April 2021)
Centre for Human Rights calls for improved protection, improved African manufacturing capacity and ratification of the protocol to the African Charter on the rights of older persons
Press Statement (21 April 2021)
Thesis Prize Promoting African scholarship launched to honour memory of Professor Christof Heyns
To honour the memory of our colleague whose untimely death on 28 March 2021 has been an incalculable loss not just to the University of Pretoria and academia at large, but particularly to us at the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), we have decided to rename what was previously announced as the “Pretoria University Law Press Thesis Prize” as the “Christof Heyns Memorial Thesis Award.”
Press Statement (15 April 201)
Centre for Human Rights denounces unlawful arrest and detention of Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama in Kenya for exercising his freedom of speech
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, condemns the unlawful arrest and detention of Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama, a human rights activist in Kenya, following a viral post on his Twitter handle under the #StopLoaningKenya on 6 April 2021.
Press Statement (12 April 201)
13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The 2021 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held in an adjusted hybrid format due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event’s organisers have announced.
Press Statement (31 March 201)
Centre for Human Rights welcomes African Commission resolution on emerging technologies
The Centre for Human Rights commends the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the adoption of Resolution 473 on the “need to undertake a study on human and peoples’ rights and artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other new and emerging technologies in Africa”
Press Statement (18 March 201)
Centre for Human Rights condemns excessive police force leading to death during student protest in Braamfontein
As Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, we express our sadness that on 10 March 2021, a human life was lost as a result of police violence. We grieve with the family and friends for this senseless loss of life. We condemn the apparent excessive use of force by the police in response to peaceful protest.
Press Statement (11 March 2021)
This Women’s Day, the Centre for Human Rights is celebrating women caregivers
In commemorating International Women's Day (IWD)this year, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, seeks to draw attention to the role of women as caregivers, and to challenge the social, legal and economic foundations that cultivate negative perceptions and consequences for women in caregiving roles.
Press Statement (8 March 2021)