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Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this written presentation to contribute testimony from children to the discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on children at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of…
Schoolchildren attend class at a school in Norton, west of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, September 10, 2019.
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Human Rights Watch response to Department of Basic Education media statement in response to Human Rights Watch’s report “Complicit in Exclusion”: South Africa’s Failure to Guarantee an Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities 
 
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(New York) – South Africa should respond to the stark new picture of Syria’s humanitarian crisis by working with Brazil and India for improved access to humanitarian aid, including over Syria’s borders, Human Rights Watch said today. In a briefing to…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the UPR report on South Africa, which includes important recommendations concerning South Africa’s full compliance with international human rights law, the progressive realization of economic and social rights, protecting…
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South Africa has failed to clarify its position on the 22 recommendations made during the first UPR cycle in 2008 – making the assessment of the implementation problematic.  South Africa should clearly communicate its responses and commitments on all…
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South Africa’s human rights record will be scrutinized on April 15, 2008 by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at a Universal Periodic Review Session that is likely to focus on abuses around HIV infections, sexual violence, and asylum procedures. Under…
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Emerging from a history of institutionalized racial inequality, South Africa has made admirable progress in transforming the state and society to ensure respect for fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, an independent judiciary, and free…
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[UPDATE: Following advocacy undertaken by the AIDS Law Project, Human Rights Watch and many other civil society organizations, the Children’s Act was enacted in South Africa in June 0f 2006. The act stated that any adult who demonstrated responsibility…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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A middle-aged black woman living on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal described how the new owner of the farm assaulted her in 1999: The farmer was on the riverbank. When I got to him I crossed the river to the fence separating us. The farmer was standing on the…