Angola : Featured Story


On Friday, 20 May 2016, the Supreme Court in Angola acquitted human rights activist, José Marcos Mavungo who faced charges of rebellion, holding that “there were no concrete facts related to the crimes of which he was accused”. Mavungo had been convicted by the High Court of Cabinda in September …» Read More

Blog Posts

SALC IN THE NEWS: Angola: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for release of human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 06, 2016 —The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, Action by Christians » Read More

The strong arm of the Angolan government extends to Banjul NGO Forum

The Forum on the Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the 57th Ordinary Session of » Read More

Analysis of SALC’s Zimbabwe Torture Case – Universal Jurisdiction in Action

At the end of March the North Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in SALC’s landmark » Read More

News Stories

SALC Highlights Human Rights Concerns in Angola at the African Commission

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today presented an oral statement to the African Commission » Read More

Carta Aberta ao Presidente da República de Angola sobre a supressão continuada da liberdade de expressão em Angola

  Ao Presidente da República de Angola Sua Excelência, Presidente José Eduardo dos Santos,   » Read More

Open Letter From Human Rights and Free Press Groups Calling for Charges Against Rafael Marques de Morais to Be Dropped

Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais wrote a book, and for that, he could go to » Read More


Anneke Meerkotter

HRC Panel on Sexual Orientation, 7 March 2012

On 7 March 2012, the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th session will hold a panel discussion on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The panel will be opened by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who has recently urged member states to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation in its …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Defending the rights of LGBTI at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session

For proponents of the principle that everyone is entitled to the same human rights irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, February 2012 started disappointingly: On 7 February 2012, a Bill was tabled in the Liberian legislature aimed at criminalising all same sex sexual conduct. On the same day, …» Read More