Human Rights Institute of South Africa HURISA

ORIGIN OF HURISA: The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) has its roots in the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry. The Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation (under the chairmanship of Justice Richard Goldstone) was appointed by former State President FW de Klerk on 24 October 1991, to inquire into the phenomenon of public violence and intimidation in the Republic of South Africa, the nature and causes thereof and what persons were involved therein. It also inquired into any steps that should be taken in order to prevent public violence and intimidation. The Commission made 47 recommendations to the State President … (full text Homepage).

Management; Research; Advocacy; Articles, News: links in the left column;
Training: children’s rights, human rights, socio, African system;
Address: Human Rights Institute of South Africa HURISA, 1st floor Lunga House, 124 Marshall Street, Johannesburg, South Africa;


  • The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) is an NGO that offers professional services towards the promotion of a human rights culture, peace and democracy.
  • HURISA’s staff is committed to providing training in human rights, to disseminating human rights information and to conducting research and advocacy.
  • HURISA works with civil society organisations, government departments and special target groups in South Africa and on the continent.


  • HURISA envisages a society in which all people are aware of their human rights, how their human rights can be realised and how redress mechanisms can be accessed.

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