Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.

Research outputs: HUMAN RIGHTS

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

2021 Viral life: Covid-19's destabilisation of our thinking

The question of life is and has been one of the most important and keenly contested questions of the modern era. What constitutes life? When...

2021 The contribution of theories of personhood in the revaluation of children in African societies

Children across Africa, not unlike elsewhere in the world, suffer myriad hardships, some of which include sexual and physical violence, econ...

2021 South Africa's international relations: a new dawn?

Over the last 25 years, South Africa's regional and global stature has been in flux. Although there is continuity in its foreign policy obje...

2021 COVID-19 and human rights limitations: taking public opinion into account

In this policy brief we analyse the willingness to sacrifice specific human rights in the context of COVID-19 in South Africa. It is argued ...