COURT DIARY: Mareka and 22 Others v the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force and Others

Introduction On Friday 15 April 2016 the Lesotho Court of Appeal heard arguments on a challenge by 23 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to decisions relating to their arrests and detention and the Minister of Defence’s decision to convene a court martial in the case of Mareka and …» Read More

Evance Moyo v The Attorney General,

The judgement holds that the imprisonment of Evance Moyo, a juvenile at the time of his arrest, alongside adult prisoners in Chichiri prison from 1997 onwards, violated Moyo’s constitutional and international law rights and ordered his immediate release. However the Court did not find that juvenile criminal sentences, served “at the pleasure of the President” are unconstitutional. The Court also declined to order compensation to Moyo.» Read More