By Shamika Dwarika
ProBono.Org (Durban), in partnership with the SA Human Rights Commission and The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, hosted an event to commemorate International Human Rights Day.
The event was held on 10 December 2018 at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban and was open to all legal practitioners and various organisations. The speakers were the Honourable Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery MP, Judge Radebe and Professor K. Govender, with the event being facilitated by Adv. D. Ainslie. The theme of the event was “Lets Stand Up for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity”, with each of the three speakers dealing with one sub-theme.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and 10 December was declared International Human Rights Day. The year 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the day. Partners saw this as an opportunity to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and highlight the need to honour and uphold human rights principles and standards.
Several sponsors came on board to show their support and we are grateful to LexisNexis SA, Aquacool, Shackleton Risk, Varsity College Westville (Business School), Virgin Active | Collection, Garlicke & Bousfield attorneys and the Durban University of Technology (Department of Applied Law) for their contributions.
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- Professor K. Govender (Commissioner SA Human Rights Commission),
- Benjamin Ntombela (Legal Officer SA Human Rights Commission (KZN)),
- Honourable Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Develpoment, the Hon. J.H. Jeffery, MP,
- Shamika Dwarika (Regional Director: ProBono.Org),
- Judge N. Radebe (KZN High Courts) and
- Asiya Khan (Senior Legal Admin Officer: DOJ&CD, KZN Regional Office)