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SALC calls on the governments of Southern African countries to do more to protect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants on World Refugee Day 20 June 2017

Posted on: 19 June, 2017

Author: Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh

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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REGIONAL ACTION IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM

Posted on: 14 June, 2017

Author: Annabel Raw

By: Annabel Raw, Aquinaldo Mandlate, Michael Chitalo, and Victor Mhango [IMAGE: Victor Mhango, Michael Chitalo and CHREAA activists outside the Thyolo High Court in Malawi in February 2017, discussing a decision overturning an excessive sentence against a young man with albinism.] Since 2014, the world celebrates the human rights of …» Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Judicial Review of Decision to Grant Refugee Status to Suspected War Criminal Appeal Hearing before the Supreme Court of Appeal

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Author: Pamela Timburwa

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA) and others v President of The Republic of South Africa & Others matter. …» Read More

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SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Posted on: 8 March, 2017

Author: SALC Intern

By Jessica Fitzgerald, an intern at SALC Every year, on 8 March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This International Women’s Day we want to highlight some of the advances in women’s rights which have been achieved throughout the year, and which we are continuing to work on. Although there …» Read More

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Decriminalising Defamation in Africa

Posted on: 3 March, 2017

Author: Caroline James

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with that country’s Constitution and therefore invalid. At a time when the space for free expression seems to be shrinking and threats to the media around the world are increasing, this is a decision to be …» Read More

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