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Khulumani joins the Movement Calling for Binding Obligations on Transnational Corporations

A critical issue on the agenda of the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (10 – 27 June 2014) is the Call for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations.

The long silence on the need for binding obligations on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) was shattered in September 2013, when 85 states led by Ecuador placed a resolution on the agenda of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This resolution has been supported by over 500 civil society networks in a Campaign entitled Stop Corporate Crimes and Impunity.

Khulumani Board Member, Ms Shirley Gunn, at the launch of Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission, 9 June 2014

Khulumani Board Member, Ms Shirley Gunn, was invited to facilitate a workshop on the role of civil society in truth commission processes at the international conference organised by the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, that followed the launch of the Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) on 9 June 2014 by Tunisian President Moncef AlMarzouki, with President of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Mustapha Ben Jaafar, and Prime Minister, Mehdi Jomaa.

A report on the Study Visit of Professor Barbara Borst with students of New York University to Khulumani Support Group, East Rand, 12 June 2014

Khulumani Educational Tour with the New York University students from the Center for Global Affairs took place on 12 June 2014 at Thokoza, Phola Park at Nomarussia's house.

There were seven students (girls) and one professor. The programme started at 09h00 till 12h30. The purpose of the tour was for the students to learn about what is happening in South Africa after the apartheid government.

The unreasonable demand to forgive the past in today's South Africa in the absence of an adequate programme of redress and reparation

Sisonke Msimang, a regular contributor to the Daily Maverick, has written a powerful piece called 'Limpho Hani and the Power of Refusing to Forgive'. (See attached below). The context is the time frame that has been given to Minister Michael Masutha, newly installed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, by Judge Thokozile Masipa to respond to the recommendation of the Parole Board that Clive Derby-Lewis, one of two men convicted for the murder of Chris Hani, be released from jail on parole.

Sisonke highlights that Hani's widow, Limpho, continues to refuse to forgive his killer in a situation in which the unspoken rule imposed on peoples' grief by the TRC was that family members of victims should not be so angry, "because frankly, there is no space or time in this democracy for victims and survivors of torture and losses beyond imagining to be angry."

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Opening of Art Exhibition by Widows of the Marikana Massacre at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission

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  When: 9 to 30 September 2014 at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission venue in Centurion, Pretoria.

 

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