Protests and other actions for human rights matter, and collectively there is much we can do
Capitalism may be democracy’s enemy. Democracy has become a brand name, used by even fascist dictators. We may not abandon it though
The South African Human Rights Commission also details how officials show ‘contempt’ for citizens with water complaints
The president tells the National Assembly he does not believe in sidelining nations, but rather to engage with other countries on human rights
Dissidents are are being killed, detained and forced into exile for demanding human rights and freedom
We cannot accept anything less than a full guarantee of the safety of vulnerable people before the polls
Our government must accelerate efforts to formally protect the zones and introduce the necessary amendments in legislation
‘More than ever before the relevance of civil society and community mobilisation and action is so apparent’
The lead-up to next year’s first-ever elections will likely see heightened political disputes, competition and defections – developments that can quickly turn deadly
The Programme Director will implement Amnesty’s strategic vision for human rights action
Deepening economic democracy through human rights-centred economic and social policy frameworks
There cannot be talk about ocean justice and human rights without actively involving those whose lives are entwined with the ocean
Report says crime statistics at the end of August reflected limited improvement on protecting women’s rights
The US initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission.
New and ongoing conflicts and rise of authoritarianism undermine vision for universal human rights
The M23 rebels, backed by Rwanda, have expanded their attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Geneva session was an opportunity for the country to update the UN’s Human Rights Council Working Group on progress made
Rich in resources but largely unrecognised, those in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic eke out a livelihood under harsh conditions.
A classified FBI report confirms that US law enforcement has long known of Rwandan intelligence operations against civilians on its soil
On average, five Somali journalists are killed every year, but in the absence of political will to change the situation, the killers are allowed to continue with impunity
No one has been arrested for the murder of fierce opponent of coal mining operation in KwaZulu-Natal Fikile Ntshangase
State security forces act with seeming impunity despite constitutional protections for citizens
The injustices of the apartheid era have survived and expanded, and human rights flouder, in a state that was supposed to be founded on the rule of law and constitutionalism
South African activist Eddie Ndopu is in line to be the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
It is of great concern that the census still does not include questions relating to sexual orientation and excludes transgender, intersex and non-binary persons
The ongoing Afrophobic behaviour in our country is misdirected anger and frustration at the fact that black South Africans still have to make do with welfare crumbs
For the few black people who ‘make it’ to justice, there are many more who struggle to access their basic human rights
South Africans celebrate Human Rights Day without reference to the responsibilities that accompany those rights
There are wars in Africa and Asia and some are rarely commented on in the media, so why is Ukraine different?
Government structures in South Africa have been shown to host the greatest, albeit subtle, homophobia towards black gay men
Democratic countries that are committed to human rights must take decisive action to pressure India to quell its abuses and protect minority communities.
Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is about the presence of resources, especially phosphates that make up 72% of the world’s reserves. Phosphate is used in fertiliser, a key element in agriculture, giving Morocco a tight grip over world food production.