Lawyers for Human Rights have done extensive work in its various programmes during 2012, including the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme, Strategic Litigation Unit, Land and Housing Programme and Environmental Rights Programme.

The Mbabane High Court in Swaziland has found prominent Swazi human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor-in-chief of The Nation magazine, Bhekithemba Makhubu guilty of contempt of court.

Former president Thabo Mbeki final witness statement before the Arms Procurement Commission.

Notice of appeal in terms of Section 96(1) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development ACT 28 of 2002 against the decision to grant mining right to Platreef Resources (PTY) Ltd on the farms Macalaskop 243 KR and Turfspruit 241 KR situated in the magisterial district of Mokgalakwena.

The Handbook sets out guidance on interpretation and implementation of the provisions of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.

The 1954 Convention establishes the definition of a “stateless person” and sets out minimum standards for the treatment of stateless persons.

Today the use of immigration detention as a migration management tool is on the rise in a large number of countries. The detention of asylum-seekers and migrants represents a growing human rights challenge worldwide.

This Monitoring Manual was produced jointly by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the APT and the International Detention Coalition (IDC). It is a step-by-step guide for anyone or any institution carrying out immigration detention visits. It can also be used as a checklist for authorities, detention centre staff and journalists on the standards that need to be applied when asylum-seekers and migrants are detained.

Contents include:

  • Detention in the immigration context
  • Immigration detention: a monitoring methodology
  • What aspects of immigration detention to examine