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by Mail & Guardian/ Mmanaledi Mataboge

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South Africa says no to the United Nations accreditation

The US-based Freedom Now provides pro bono legal representation to “prisoners of conscience” across the world and also uses political and public relations advocacy to intervene in such prisoners’ cases.

After six years of trying to get accredited, the organisation was granted consultative status last month after successfully lobbying with the help of the US government.

With this status, Freedom Now is now able, among other things, to address the UN human rights council and the UN general assembly during discussions relevant to the work of the organisation. Freedom Now is funded through foundations and individual donations.

Available: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-08-13-diplomatic-fracas-brews-over-ngo-freedom-now 

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