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SALC IN THE NEWS: IN DEFENCE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh The Daily Maverick 25 June 2015 SALC has received much praise for its actions and also much criticism for taking this bold step. In particular, SALC has heard some extremely concerning statements about its independence, including allegations that it is being influenced to act by third parties. We …» Read More

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Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu Acquitted and Released

On Tuesday in the Swazi Supreme Court, veteran judge Jacobus Annandale commented that the day » Read More

Submission to the Human Rights Committee Regarding the Forced and Coerced Sterilisation of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia: Submitted in advance of the consideration of the list of Issues for Namibia’s 2nd Periodic

[Click here to read in PDF: Submission to the Human Rights Committee on NAMIBIA]   Introduction » Read More

ZAMBIA’S PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT

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

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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