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Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of South Africa

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27 September, 2016

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. This submission has been prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of South Africa in May 2017 by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). 1.2. Established in 1947, …» Read More


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

28 September, 2016

28 September is the International Right to Know Day. The right to know encompasses the rights to access to information and expression, and contributes to fostering a society and government based on the values of openness, transparency and accountability. The commemoration of this day gives us the opportunity to reflect …» Read More


  • Today is the International Right to Know Day! Our blog on the importance of the right can be found here ,
  • Look out for 6 new publications from SALC being launched today! ,
  • New Litigation Manual from SALC and on limitations to the right to freedom of expression available at ,
  • New SALC publication on laws and policies affect transgender persons in Southern Africa available at… ,
  • New SALC publication on sex workers' experiences of police abuse in Lusaka, Zambia available at… ,

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