The United Nations Human Rights Committee last week adopted comprehensive standards on the way in which States should deal with peaceful assemblies. These guidelines are authoritative for the 173 States in the world that have ratified the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The United Nations in Geneva has released global standards on the use of force by the police worldwide. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet welcomed the new United Nations Human Rights Guidance on the Use of Less-Lethal Weapons in Law Enforcement and urged all states to follow...
The University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in three categories of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2019, based on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The results were announced earlier this week.
The prevalence of violence against people based on gender in South Africa is unprecedented. According to South Africa’s 2016 Demographic and Health Survey, one in five women older than 18 has been victim to physical violence.
David Ikpo writes about the creation of queer spaces at the University as part of the #SpeakOutUP campaign, which aims to encourage a non-sexist, non-discriminatory, working, living and study environment for UP staff and students.
TuksLaw alumnus Thompson Chengeta was born in Shurugwi, a small town in Zimbabwe. After the death of his father, Thompson had little hope for his future. Against all odds, he did not use his fate and misfortune as a hindrance to achieving success and was determined to change his status from...
The Disability Rights Unit in the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights was recently commissioned to compile a gap-analysis report on South African legislation that impacts the rights of persons with disabilities.