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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

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

MEDIA RELEASE: PREGNANT LEARNERS TAKE CASE TO MALAWI HIGH COURT

In November 2016, 14 primary school learners from Nkhata Bay, on the shores of Lake Malawi, filed an application for judicial review of the fines imposed on them by a local magistrate. The case will be heard by the Mzuzu High Court on 27 April 2017. Background: In April 2016, …» Read More

[RESOURCE MATERIALS] Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Legal Training for African Lawyers

From 13-15 March 2017, SALC hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Rights. Participants, speakers and interested parties are invited to access resources on this page relating to the training. Links to the resource materials are provided below, as arranged according to the …» Read More

[Workshop Report] Using complaints to address healthcare violations in Malawi

  With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Malawi from 6-7 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations, …» Read More

PRESS RELEASE: NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT DELIVERS JUDGMENT ON ICC WITHDRAWAL CHALLENGE

Johannesburg- On the 22nd February 2017 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria (HC) delivered its judgment on the case commenced by the Democratic Alliance (DA), a South African political party against the South African government’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the ICC …» Read More