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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 for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT France), Front Line Defenders, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the global law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP –– today welcomed Angola: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention …» Read More

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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

JUDGMENT IN TAPELA AND OTHERS V ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHERS: HIGH COURT UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF FOREIGN PRISONERS

On 22 August 2014, Judge Sechele of the Botswana High Court delivered a landmark judgment » Read More

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NEWS RELEASE: ANGOLA-CONVICTION OF JOSE MARCOS MAVUNGO A BLATANT VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

  The conviction and six-year prison sentence imposed on human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo » 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

Angola: Fabricated charges and continued detention of activists a mockery of justice

The continued detention of two human rights defenders held on fabricated charges of ‘crimes against » Read More

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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