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  • UP professor leads process to adopt new UN standards on peaceful assemblies

    Posted on July 29, 2020

    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.

  • UP researchers draft new UN standards on use of force by police

    Posted on July 08, 2020

    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...

  • Research examines SA legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities

    Posted on November 26, 2015

    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.

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