SA Does ‘About-Turn’ on Rights Defenders Position

The South African government says it will support the resolution on the protection of human rights defenders when the matter is referred to the General Assembly

The South African government appears to have done an about-turn on its position on the United Nations resolution on the protection of human rights defenders after voting against it last week, it now says it will support the resolution when the matter is referred to the General Assembly.
 
The Department of International Relations confirmed that the country, which was among the 54 countries who did not support the resolution, supports the resolution despite initial concerns.
 
The department raised concerns around the definition of a human rights defender, the responsibilities placed on sovereign parliaments and issues of non-governmental organisation funding.
 
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Source: 
Eyewitness News

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