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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

JOINT STATEMENT TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL OPPOSING DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT AGAINST PERSONS WITH ALBINISM

On 10 February 2017, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Malawi Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) made a joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) calling the HRC to impress upon the government …» Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: MALAWI HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON DISCRIMINATORY SENTENCING ON MAN WITH ALBINISM

Thyolo – On Wednesday 8 February 2017, the Malawi High Court in Thyolo will hear arguments on an appeal of a man with albinism who argues that the sentence imposed on him for a minor offence was discriminatory. What:              Challenge against discriminatory sentencing of a man with albinism Where:            Malawi …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT AFFIRMS HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH TO CRIMINALISATION OF HIV TRANSMISSION AND EXPOSURE

Zomba–On 19 January 2017, the Zomba High Court in Malawi delivered a landmark ruling on the application of criminal law to cases of HIV transmission and exposure. The appellant is a woman living with HIV who was convicted of negligently and recklessly doing an act which is “likely to spread …» Read More

SALC SUBMISSION ON THE PREVENTION AND COMBATTING OF HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH BILL

SALC Submission on the prevention and combatting of hate crimes and hate speech bill is found here.