Emergency Medical Services – ECHCAC analysis of ECDoH response to Commission

Emergency Medical Services – ECHCAC analysis of ECDoH response to Commission

On 14 June 2016, the Eastern Cape Health Action Crisis Coalition wrote to the South African Human Rights Commission in relation to the Eastern Cape Department of Health Response to the…

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SECTION27 comments on the SAHRC's "Delivery of Primary Learning Materials to Schools" report

SECTION27 comments on the SAHRC's "Delivery of Primary Learning Materials to Schools" report

On 29 May 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC”) released its report on the Delivery of Primary Learning Materials to Schools. Although the report was due on 30…

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Violent riots further affirm the need to protect the right to health at Lindela—yet Home Affairs idles.

12 June 2012

On 28 May 2012, a group of organisations wrote to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to request that it urgently investigate the state of health and health care service provision at Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela).

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), SECTION27, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), and People against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) requested a response from the SAHRC by 11 June 2012. To date, they have not received a response.

Recent reports of violent protests within Lindela add even further urgency and credence to the request and the need to ensure that health and health rights are protected. Therefore, the organisations are now making the request public.

Read the complete statement and the full request to the SAHRC by clicking “read more” below

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