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South Africa must step up action to end ‘racial discrimination” against people with albinism, says UN expert

GENEVA / PRETORIA (27 September 2019) – The Government of South Africa must act urgently to end the dangers faced by people with albinism who face discrimination based on colour, a prohibited ground of racial discrimination, says visiting UN Independent Expert Ikponwosa Ero.  “Although apartheid ended 25 years ago and an inclusive constitution was introduced, people with albinism continue to suffer grievous abuses on …


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UN expert to assess human rights of people with albinism in South Africa

PRETORIA (16 September 2019) – The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, will make an official visit to South Africa from 16 to 26 September 2019. “I will assess both general and specific measures that are in place to enhance the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism in the …


United Nations denounces violence against foreign nationals

Pretoria, 10 September 2019 – The Acting Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in South Africa, Ayodele Odusola, has expressed deep concern over recent and ongoing acts of violence against foreign nationals that have been spreading across several parts of the country, particularly in the Gauteng Province. “Over the past few days, we have witnessed, with deep concern, acts of violence …