Human rights

South Africa’s jagged edge human rights standing

South Africa has come a long way since the end of apartheid in 1994, but the country still faces many challenges in protecting human rights. Despite constitutional guarantees of human rights, many South Africans still face discrimination and inequality on a daily basis. One of the most pressing problems facing[…]

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Rights watchdog: Israel arrested 490 Palestinians, including 76 children in November

INTERNATIONAL The Israeli army forces have arrested 490 Palestinians, including 76 children and 12 women during the month of November, according to Palestinian Human Rights organisations. The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Wadi Hilweh Information Centre[…]

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Iran army issues warning to ‘rioters’ as security forces struggle to suppress unrest

INTERNATIONAL Iran’s Army Ground Forces Commander said, on Wednesday, that “rioters” would have no place in the Islamic Republic if the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a tougher crackdown on nationwide protests, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, Reuters reports. “… should he decide to deal with them, rioters will no longer[…]

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World Cup 2022: Qatar’s foreign minister denounces ‘hypocrisy’ of criticism

INTERNATIONAL Qatar’s foreign minister has condemned what he called “hypocrisy” from those criticising the country over alleged human rights abuses ahead of its hosting of the World Cup later this month. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told Le Monde on Thursday that “attacks” were being made by a minority of people, with critical European countries amongst those[…]

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SA elected to UN Human Rights Council

LOCAL The UN General Assembly has elected South Africa, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Morocco, Romania and Vietnam to the Human Rights Council for a three-year term starting on January 1 2023. Germany and Sudan also won second terms on the Geneva-based body, but South Korea[…]

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Syria: Three dead after Turkish raid on border outposts

INTERNATIONAL Three people have been killed when Turkish raids struck outposts in northern Syrian operated by government forces and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to a British-based war monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the three killed were wearing Syrian army uniform. Several other fighters were[…]

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