The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria Law Faculty, has been commissioned and funded by the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to undertake a scoping exercise as part of their Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights Programme.
The aim of the project was to map out and support research around discriminatory and unfair legislation that impact on marginalized and vulnerable groups, with a view to identify studies undertaken in the field, pinpoint gaps for further research and ensure that any interventions proposed by the Foundation for Human Rights do not amount to duplication.
The mandate was to communicate with relevant legal researchers about all research projects that they are currently undertaking around discriminatory and unfair legislation that impact on marginalized and vulnerable groups. These groups were identified to include LGBTI, people living with HIV, women and children, refugees, immigrants and people living with disabilities. The research project culminated in a report on the work being done by research institutions across South Africa, and is available for download below.