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SALC IN THE NEWS: PHILANTHROPY, CIVIL SOCIETY AND LITIGATION – WITHOUT THESE OUR DEMOCRACY COULD TRULY BE CAPTURED

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22 June, 2017

Three important resolutions to address violence and discrimination against women and girls have been tabled at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One focuses on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, another on accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women by engaging …» Read More

Cases

Botswana: Securing access to HIV treatment for prisoners

7 April, 2015

SALC worked with the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and AIDS (BONELA) to challenge the Botswana government’s policy of refusing HIV treatment to non-citizen prisoners. Citizen prisoners were entitled to free HIV treatment. In addition, the government provided non-citizen prisoners with treatment for opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis. However, non-citizen …» Read More

19 June, 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African region calling on governments to respect the rights of asylum …» Read More

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  • Special Rapporteur Devandas: at core of CRPD is understanding of human diversity; that diversity should be… ,
  • Santegoeds: current mental health law models asks "When can we apply force?" Instead Question should be "how can we help people?",
  • RT : We also have to analyze forced medication and institutionalization in the scope of torture ,
  • Keys: we have evidence of the trauma caused by coerced treatment; coercive treatment is not effective, it is a convenience ,
  • Morrissey: advanced healthcare directives can improve mental health users' control over recovery - AD is a tool for recovery ,

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