human rights

 
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
On December 10 1948, the United Nations general assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
Women’s rights must include land rights
Women’s rights must include land rights
The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
Human rights face uphill struggle
Human rights face uphill struggle
Many experts have proclaimed the death of the post-1945 liberal international order, including the human rights regime set forth in the 1948...
The high price of cigarettes
The high price of cigarettes
By now, we all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. But it can also be bad for the health of the people that make those cigarettes...
Detainee’s ‘suicide’ revisited
Detainee’s ‘suicide’ revisited
It has been 41 years but the photographs of the scene of Hoosen Haffejee’s death in a cell in Durban’s Brighton Beach police station have not...
'Itai Dzamara’s only sin was speaking up'
'Itai Dzamara’s only sin was speaking up'
This Friday, March 9, will be three years to the day that my brother disappeared. 
Zimbabwe: President Emmerson Mnangagwa's 100 days in office
Zimbabwe: President Emmerson Mnangagwa's 100 days in office
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa took...
South Africa does not need the help of Israel to solve our drought
South Africa does not need the help of Israel to solve our drought
A number of articles have been written by Zionists telling Capetonians they would have water had they taken help from Israel. An editorial in the Jerusalem Post earlier this week says...
Battle for rights in traditional rites
Battle for rights in traditional rites
Recently, I had an opportunity to see a screening of the award-winning film Inxeba: The Wound, which explores, in an incisive fashion, the...

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