Human Rights (34)

Kenyan environmental campaigner and Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai died this week from cancer at the age of 71. She was born in the village of Ihithe, in the background of the cloud- covered majesty of Mount Kenya. She became conscious at an early age of the destruction of the…
Women are particularly good at building peace and creating social change. On August 9, 1956, 20 000 women marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950 — the infamous apartheid-era "pass laws" that sought to restrict where people could…
Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)(Seminar Report No. 36) CCR's latest seminar report is based on a policy advisory group meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19-20 April 2010. The meeting, which was held in response to a request from the Southern African Development…
Libyan crisis raises questions over UN Security Council, writes Antonia Porter The principles underlying South Africa's foreign policy have been debated widely recently after the country's early and strong support for UN Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions on, and authorising military action against, Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya, after heightened…
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