Advocacy platform of former Commissioners established to strengthen the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Former members of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission), meeting in Pretoria, initiated the setting-up of a platform to strengthen the independence of the African Commission.
Press Statement (16 September 2019)
Press Statement: Experts discuss South Africa’s Commitment to Global and Regional Accountability
Press Statement (13 September 2019)
"Future Africa Statement on Forced Migration in Africa"
WE, PARTICIPANTS of the International Conference on the Protection of Forced Migrants in Africa, gathered on 6 and 7 September 2019 at the Future Africa campus of the University of Pretoria, South Africa;
INVOKING the notion of Ubuntu; RECOGNIZING the development of progressive laws and policies governing forced displacement and migration adopted by several countries in Africa; and CALLING for a movement away from rhetoric towards the effective implementation of existing laws and policies;
Conference Statement (7 September 2019)
Centre for Human Rights calls for an end to cycle of inaction on recurring xenophobic attacks in South Africa
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, strongly condemns the recent xenophobic violence and attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa. The Centre calls on the government to develop a targeted intervention strategy. The cycle of outrage, followed by commitment to take action, but then inevitably fading into inaction, should be broken.
Press Statement (3 September 2019)
Centre for Human Rights remembers Dawda Jawara as an african human rights icon
The Centre remembers the iconic Dawda Jawara, who played a considerable role in laying the foundations of the African regional human rights system. For those following and committed to human rights in Africa, the name of Dawda Jawara takes pride of place.
Press Statement (30 August 2019)
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)