Human Rights Institute of South Africa

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Human Rights Institute of South Africa

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The Institute for the Study of Public Violence, also known as the Goldstone Institute, was established in June 1993 with the aim to document and research the work of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation, under the chairmanship of Justice Richard Goldstone. In 1994, after the closure of the Goldstone Commission, the Institute was re-constituted and became the independent non-governmental Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), its field of operation was extended to cover all aspects of human rights in South Africa and the rest of Africa.


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