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PENAL REFORM INTERNATIONAL/ ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF TORTURE: DETENTION MONITORING TOOL: ADDRESSING RISK FACTORS TO PREVENT TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT

A tool developed to to provide practical guidance to help monitoring bodies conduct effective visits to places of detention. Please find more information: http://www.penalreform.org/priorities/torture-prevention/preventive-monitoring/tools-resources/

Blog Posts

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 in advance » Read More

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

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

Botswana: High Court challenge to refusal to register LGBT organisation

In March 2013, twenty individuals filed a case before the High Court of Botswana, asking the court to review the decision by the Director of Civil and National Registration and the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs to refuse to register the organisation, Lesbians, Gays and Bi-sexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO). The …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Former President of Botswana leads to “end the epidemic of bad laws”

The 9th of July 2012 has proved to be a momentous day for advocates for the repeal of criminal laws against sex workers and LGBT communities. This is the day on which the Global Commission on HIV and the Law launched their report entitled HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights …» Read More