Swaziland

UPR Pre-Session on Swaziland

On 1 April 2016, a pre-session for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Swaziland was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The UPR pre-session provided an opportunity for the Swazi civil society to highlight concerns and recommendations included in their shadow reports for the country’s UPR. The organisations giving presentations included Swaziland …» Read More

SALC, L4L, IBAHRI and J4J JOINT REPORT TO THE 2ND CYCLE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF SWAZILAND

Between April and May 2016, the Kingdom of Swaziland will have its human rights record reviewed by a peer of states in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This is the second time Swaziland will be reviewed under the UPR. Prior to this, civil society organisations are …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: Swazi Supreme Court Releases Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini on Bail

Mbabane: On Tuesday, 14 July 2015, the Swaziland Supreme Court granted bail to the president of the People’s United Democratic Movement, Mario Masuku, and the secretary general of the Swaziland Youth Congress, Maxwell Dlamini. Masuku and Dlamini were arrested on 1 May 2014 after participating at a May Day celebration …» Read More

Swaziland Judicial Crisis Timeline

22 February 2013 Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi, appeals a decision by the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) to tax him on a gratuity he received and to impose a tax rate of 33% (as opposed to the 15% he had previously been taxed). 26 February 2015 The matter is heard by …» Read More

Suppression of Terrorism Act Challenge

On the 20 June 2010 Swazi police officers raided Musa Hlophe’s House without a legal search warrant. They informed him that they were in search of bombs, bomb-making materials and any literature that could be used for terrorist activities. The search was in terms of the STA.» Read More