13 Dec 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: UNITED NATIONS WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION...

SALC will be submitting four cases to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) arguing that the applicants’ right to liberty and due process were violated. The applicants are four Malawian men between the ages of 13 and…

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13 Dec 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: CHALLENGING UNREASONABLE OR EXCESSIVE BAIL...

SALC has approached the Chief Justice of Malawi seeking constitutional certification in a case challenging the extortionate and arbitrary level at which bail has been set for two Malawian prisoners. SALC is arguing that given the socio-economic harship facing the…

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21 Nov 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: RIGHT TO BAIL FOR TERMINALLY ILL REMANDEES...

SALC is challenging the fact that terminally ill remandees have no opportunity to provide evidence to an independent arbiter on the state of their health. This presents a serious challenge to those hoping to have their health concerns addressed while…

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20 Nov 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: THE RIGHT TO BAIL AND UNREASONABLE DELAY BEFORE TRIAL...

In Mkula et al vs the Republic SALC advanced arguments that the length of detention of the applicants was in breach of their constitutional right to a trial within a reasonable period of time. This case concerned four applicants who…

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11 Nov 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL IN LIMBO...

SADC heads of state have been accused of acting unconstitutionally by effectively suspending the work of the SADC Tribunal. The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) in Johannesburg says the SADC heads of state during their annual August meeting in Windhoek…

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29 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
Malawi: Protecting the rights of same-sex couples...

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with violating sections 153 and 156 of Malawi’s Penal Code prohibiting carnal knowledge against the order of nature and gross indecency between males.  They had held a…

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