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Discussion on Threats to media freedom in southern Africa – the use of criminal defamation and other mechanisms to silence journalists.

      Right 2 Know (R2K), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), and the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), in collaboration with the Wits Journalism School, present a discussion on: “Threats to media freedom in southern Africa: The use of criminal defamation and other mechanisms to silence journalists.” 7 September …» Read More

Blog Posts

International Criminal Justice in 2012 – A Year of Highs, Lows and Raised Eye Brows

The eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute came » 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

HRC Panel on Sexual Orientation, 7 March 2012

On 7 March 2012, the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th session will hold a panel » Read More

News Stories

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

JOINT STATEMENT-ANGOLA: DETAINED ACTIVISTS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY FREED

The Angolan authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two human rights defenders who were detained » Read More

Commentary

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