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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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SALC calls for #EqualHealthForAll

Posted on: 2 March, 2017

Author: Annabel Raw

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering of an individual person or group experiencing a …» Read More

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MENTAL DISORDERS ACT OF ZAMBIA MUST BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID

Posted on: 31 January, 2017

Author: Administrator

Guest Blog post by Wamundila Waliuya, Founding President – Disability Rights Watch Many African countries are currently being governed using laws which were passed during the pre-independence period. Essentially, this means that countries are running using colonial rules and laws. Specifically, many countries have got mental health laws that are …» Read More

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