Keynote Address by Judge Navi Pillay at PILG 2015 on 22 July

Adherence to Universal Human Rights Norms and Standards in Public Interest Litigation Address by Judge Navi Pillay Recent comments, including at Wits University, appear to question the legitimacy of Human Rights and public interest litigants by juxtaposing them as alienated from social or grassroots movements, donor dependent, and hence donor – driven and serving western interests. Having engaged in these debates for over fifty years; and more recently as UN […]

The Shore Break

Attached please find a short synopsis of the documentary film The Shore Break. This film will be shown on at the 2015 PILG on Friday, 24 July at 15:00. Social Media Details: Trailer: Facebook: Twitter: The Shore Break (2014) is a documentary film (90 / 52 min). The struggle of extremes plays out in Pondoland’s Wild Coast: an exquisite backdrop for a high-stakes saga, which casts […]

PILG Programme update as of 20 July 2015

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PILG Programme update as of 16 July 2015

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Openness and Accountability Workshop – 22 July 2015

Ahead of the Public Interest Law Gathering, the Legal Resources Centre will be hosting a full-day workshop on openness and accountability, focusing on information rights in the digital age. This workshop comes at a particularly apt time in light of recent reports of civil society organisations being the target of unlawful surveillance activities. The aim of the workshop is to debate the difficult and topical questions around issues such as […]

Refugee and migrant rights seminar – 22 July 2015

Lawyers for Human Rights will be hosting a one day seminar within the framework of this year’s Public Interest Law Gathering being held at the Wits Law School from 22-24 July 2015. The seminar will focus on refugee and migrants’ rights with special focus on xenophobic violence that took place earlier this year and changes to the country’s immigration policies. We would like to invite members of civil society, government, […]

PILG Speaker biographies announced

Please find a list of the PILG 2015 Speaker Biographies (as of 10 July) at this link

PILG Programme update – as of 7 July 2015

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