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Constitutional Court case focused on judicial oversight of debt recovery practices in South Africa

The applicants were low-income workers who had obtained small loans from a loan company. When they later became unable to keep up with loan repayments, the company demanded that they sign further documents which resulted in default judgments and emoluments attachment orders (EAOs) being obtained by credit providers, from clerks of magistrates’ courts located far away from where the applicants reside and work, making it very difficult to oppose these orders. In some instances, their signatures that enabled the credit provider to obtain the EAOs were forged.

The United States government threatened to systematically undermine the human rights of communities in the US, and around the world, during the first week following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. In the days immediately following Trump’s election, the...

Sebastian Alonso Juan, a 72-year old member of the Guatemalan community of Yulchen, was assassinated yesterday after receiving gunshots from, allegedly, State security and paramilitary forces, while participating in a peaceful protest in...

Al Mezan called upon the authorities in Gaza to find a solution to the electricity crisis...

In October this year, Al-Haq announced the launch of its new campaign, ...

In 2001 Aberew Jemma Negussie abducted and raped 13-year-old Woineshet Zebene Negash, with the aid of several accomplices. Her abduction was reported to the police, who rescued her and arrested Mr. Negussie in Ethiopia. Evidence of the rape was documented in a medical report. Mr. Negussie was freed on bail and abducted Ms. Negash again, this time hiding her in his brother’s house for a month and forcing her to sign a marriage contract. She managed to escape. In 2003 Mr.

On August 10, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Nepal to express concern regarding the reported and threatened human rights violations in connection with the World Bank-funded Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 kV Transmission Line Project (Project), in the Sindhuli...

On 13 August, ESCR-Net sent a press release in order to request Judge Edmundo Roman Pinzon, the president of the Second Criminal Court of the High Court of Justice of the state of Guerrero, to carefully evaluate the evidence submitted by...

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