HUMAN RIGHTS

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Police raids in 2017/18 were unconstitutional and done with ulterior motives

By Tania Broughton - 3 July 2020

Human Rights Commission to investigate after man dragged naked from his shack

Shack dwellers march to police station in protest

By Vincent Lali - 2 July 2020

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes how he was dragged naked from his shack

“The video of me is important so people see the City of Cape Town”

By James Stent - 2 July 2020

Lockdown has worsened pressure on foster care system, says Social Development

About 129,136 foster care orders will expire on 26 November 2020

By Liezl Human - 30 June 2020

Scores of maintenance payments backlogged during lockdown

“I have not received maintenance payments since February,” says Pietermaritzburg mother

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 26 June 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 11 June 2020

City of Cape Town takes down tents erected by Observatory resident for homeless

The marquees were set up on City land without its permission

By Ashraf Hendricks - 10 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

“We want to love the police, but they don’t want to love or respect us”

Picket held outside Parliament in solidarity with US protests against police brutality

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 June 2020

Covid-19: Whatever unfolds in our prisons will affect all of us

The release of 19,000 low-risk inmates is a bold and necessary step to save lives

By Sasha Gear and Doreen Gaura - 26 May 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown makes access to justice for prisoners even more difficult

Leeuwkop trial inmates “subjected daily to the control of the people they are suing for torture”

By Zoë Postman - 25 May 2020

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

By Tania Broughton - 20 May 2020

Cape civic associations oppose by-law amendments

“The proposed amendments limits the constitutional rights to dignity, freedom of movement, privacy, equality and freedom”

By GroundUp Staff - 15 May 2020

Judge reprimands ministers of police and defence for “lockdown brutality”

Court orders suspension of police and military involved in the torture and death of Collins Khosa

By Tania Broughton - 15 May 2020

“Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears” say autism community

Mom with autistic son explains challenges navigating public spaces with him during the lockdown

By Tania Broughton - 13 May 2020
Photo of a prison sign

Prison riot in Lusikisiki

Awaiting trial inmates say their “rights are grossly violated” by the Covid-19 lockdown regulations

By Sibahle Siqathule - 12 May 2020