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3 November 2004
Refugee horror exposed Hearing told of death, torture and sodomy By Jonathan Ancer and Shaun Smillie They come here seeking a better life, but many of them end up beaten, detained - or in a mortuary. At a hearing into xenophobia yesterday, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) accused the government of not living up to its international obligations to protect foreigners...
23 April 2001
HUMAN rights lawyers are threatening legal action against the home affairs department for ordering border posts to turn back asylum-seekers and refugees arriving through neighbouring states.The lawyers claim the directive contravenes the Refugee Act, and that the department is preparing amendments to the law to make its actions legal. They accuse the government of putting at risk the lives of...
18 May 1999
At the end of May 1999, the Security of Farm Workers Project launched a booklet called "Die Okkupeerder: A resource book for eviction cases". The book was inspired from the work that the Project does and, in particular our daily interaction with the many service providers, advice office workers, para-legals and trade unions that assist people who are threatened with eviction. Download...