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Respected SA judge named as UN human rights chief
Respected SA judge named as UN human rights chief
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday formally appointed South African Judge Navanethem Pillay to succeed Louise Arbour as his high...
Hard life for activists
Hard life for activists
A recent United Nations report throws harsh light on the plight of human rights defenders across the world, showing that many of them operate in a...
In memory of Thomas Sankara
In memory of Thomas Sankara
October 15 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, the president of Burkina Faso -- a stark reminder that we are still...
Top UN human rights forum to examine food crisis
Top UN human rights forum to examine food crisis
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on May 23 to examine how the world's food crisis is undermining the right to...
'Time to highlight the human face of climate change'
'Time to highlight the human face of climate change'
Climate change is now officially a human rights issue, as the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution on the subject,...
Lhasa monks accuse Beijing of lying over unrest
Lhasa monks accuse Beijing of lying over unrest
Tibetan monks stormed a news briefing at a temple in Lhasa on Thursday, accusing Chinese authorities of lying about recent unrest and saying the...
Tibet crackdown leaves 135 dead, says exiled leader
Tibet crackdown leaves 135 dead, says exiled leader
China's crackdown on protests in Tibet has left at least 135 people dead, 1 000 injured and 400 arrested, the head of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile said in Brussels on Wednesday....
Tutu wraps up investigation of Gaza deaths
Tutu wraps up investigation of Gaza deaths
United Nations envoy Archbishop Desmond Tutu, concluding a fact-finding mission to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday, condemned as a "massacre" the killing of 18 members of a Palestinian family by Israeli shelling in 2006....
'Press freedom does not exist' in Egypt
'Press freedom does not exist' in Egypt
Rights groups on Saturday accused Egypt of curbing press freedom after a Cairo court this week sentenced four editors each to one year in prison...
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
A planned lodge development at the settlement of Molapo in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) has become a source of controversy.
SA urged to ratify torture treaty
SA urged to ratify torture treaty
The South African government needs to ratify an international treaty on preventing torture, South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chief...

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