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SALC in the News: Health: ‘Minimal Government Action can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths in Southern Africa’

Afriquejet Cervical cancer deaths in Southern Africa – Governments in southern Africa must implement comprehensive policies on cervical cancer in order to substantially reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer, according to a research released Wednesday by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). Cervical cancer is now the primary …» Read More

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The Personal Cost of Swaziland’s Political Crisis

Last week, during a visit to Swaziland, I met with a Swazi lawyer to discuss » Read More

In Swaziland, as in Egypt, journalism should not be a crime

Over the past week the world has been reminded of the fragility of media freedom, » Read More

COURT DIARY: BONELA – HIV TREATMENT FOR FOREIGN PRISONERS

10 JUNE 2014 GABORONE, BOTSWANA On 10 June 2014, Judge Bengbame Sechele of the High Court » Read More

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE HIV TREATMENT TO FOREIGN PRISONERS, SAYS HIGH COURT

Gaborone–Today, the Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, » Read More

NEWS RELEASE: DARK DAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN LESOTHO AS HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATORY CHIEFTAINSHIP ACT

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO’S HIGHEST COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK CHIEFTAINSHIP CASE

Maseru—On Tuesday 1st April 2014, the Court of Appeal in Lesotho will hear arguments in » Read More

Commentary

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