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NEWS RELEASE: MORE THAN 100 AFRICAN ORGANISATIONS CALL ON THE AFRICAN COMMISSION TO HOLD SOUTH AFRICA TO TASK OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and over 100 other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the African continent today called upon the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to intervene in relation to the xenophobic attacks taking place in the Republic of South Africa. In an open letter addressed …» Read More

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ZAMBIA’S PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT

The Zambian Prison Service has recently concluded a multilateral agreement with a number of Southern » Read More

SALC’s Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women Regarding the Government of Namibia

Introduction In advance of the consideration of Namibia’s fourth and fifth periodic report to the » Read More

Bizarre Bail Applications: An (out of) Court Diary from Swaziland

On Friday 31 October 2014, Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini arrived at the Mbabane High » Read More

News Stories

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

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN SECURITY SWEEP

The Nation, By Edwin Nyirongo   Civil society organisations (CSOs) and a constitutional law expert have » 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