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NEWS RELEASE: SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DECISION TO GRANT REFUGEE STATUS TO SUSPECTED WAR CRIMINAL BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL

Johannesburg– On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal was scheduled to hear arguments in 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 …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF A WIDOW PREVIOUSLY DISPOSSESSED OF HER LAND AND GRANTS HER A PERMANENT INJUNCTION PROTECTING HER PROPERTY RIGHTS

On Monday 22 May 2017, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiff, a daughter to an elite couple, against the Defendant, an 89 year old grandmother. The Court found that the property rights of the disputed land was given to the Defendant’s …» Read More

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

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

ORAL STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN LESOTHO

11 May 2017 Oral statement by the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) & the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights The submission statement raises concerns about human rights violations in Lesotho and speaks to the question of (i) continued failure of government of Lesotho …» Read More

SALC IN THE NEWS: PHILANTHROPY, CIVIL SOCIETY AND LITIGATION – WITHOUT THESE OUR DEMOCRACY COULD TRULY BE CAPTURED

Daily Maverick 2 May 2017 There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions within our constitutional framework. Such cases relating to our human rights were, in the past, often brought by individuals …» Read More