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Executive has prerogative to withdraw from treaties, court hears
Executive has prerogative to withdraw from treaties, court hears
The executive has the prerogative to withdraw from treaties and does not need Parliament’s approval to do so, the high court in Pretoria heard on...
LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
A vote at yesterday’s sitting of a United Nations General Assembly committee to have the newly appointed UN expert to address violence based on...
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International...
Rich countries shirk refugee duty
Rich countries shirk refugee duty
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto had harsh words for richer countries that do not take an equal responsibility for hosting refugees.
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the United Kingdom, a refugee. I remember the police officer at immigration control looking down at me, a...
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the South Sudanese civil war. A peace agreement signed...
SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights...
​South Africa's UN non-vote against discrimination is an 'insult' to LGBTI community
​South Africa's UN non-vote against discrimination is an 'insult' to LGBTI community
South Africa’s decision to abstain from voting on a United Nations resolution to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation was...
South Africa votes with China, Russia and India against internet freedoms in UN resolution
South Africa votes with China, Russia and India against internet freedoms in UN resolution
South Africa has joined China and Russia in voting against a United Nations resolution on the “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights...

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