Countries

MENTAL DISORDERS ACT OF ZAMBIA MUST BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID

31 January, 2017

Guest Blog post by Wamundila Waliuya, Founding President – Disability Rights Watch Many African countries are currently being governed using laws which were passed during the pre-independence period. Essentially, this means that countries are running using colonial rules and laws. Specifically, many countries have got mental health laws that are …» Read More

“IS AFRICA RUNNING AWAY FROM THE JUSTICE?”

7 December, 2016

SALC and The Hague based Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) hosted a side event entitled, “ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?” on the margins of the 2016 International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties (ASP) on 18 November 2016. In October 2016 South Africa and Burundi wrote to the …» Read More

[Research Report] Accountability and Redress for Discrimination in Healthcare in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

28 September, 2016

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV but also amongst those most vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and discrimination violate human rights and are barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. This research report is concerned …» Read More

Submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Regarding the Government of Namibia’s 6th Periodic Report

15 April, 2016

[Read the submission in PDF: Submission to the African Commission on Namibia’s report] Introduction In advance of the consideration of Namibia’s sixth periodic report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Namibia’s Women Health Network (NWH) would like to …» Read More

SALC ATTENDS THE 116th HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SESSION FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF NAMIBIA’S STATE REPORT

14 April, 2016

From 7- 9 March 2016, SALC attended the 116th Human Rights Committee Session, where the Committee considered the report of Namibia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. SALC  prepared a joint shadow report with the Namibia Women’s Health Network, the Community of Women Living with HIV, as well as Her …» Read More

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