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SALC IN THE NEWS: CHIEF’S DAUGHTER CHALLENGES MALE SUCCESSION

The Citizen 09 September 2014 A complaint has been lodged with the African Commission about a law providing for male-only succession to chieftainship in Lesotho, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (Salc) said on Tuesday. Senate Masupha, the first-born child of a chief, is challenging section 10 of the Chieftainship Act, …» Read More

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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

SALC Joins the Fight to Repeal Lesotho Law Banning Women from Becoming Chiefs

Through the variety of legal cases and jurisdictions in which SALC has worked, SALC has » Read More

INELIGIBLE AND ILLEGAL – FORMER RWANDAN GENERAL’S REFUGEE STATUS TO BE QUESTIONED IN COURT

A country’s refugee and immigration laws should, if administered properly, safeguard its territory from individuals attempting to » Read More

News Stories

SALC in the News: Mosotho Woman Fights to be Chief

The Botswana Gazette Customary law provides for male succession only The case demonstrates how customary » Read More

SALC in the News: Women’s Movement Must Champion Justice Delivery

All Africa Priti Patel In August 2012, the Constitutional Court in Lesotho reserved judgement on » Read More

SALC in the News: SADC Leaders Duplicitous in Axing Tribunal

So often are the winds of change said to blow through the southern reaches of » Read More

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Priti

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 and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender. “This is a dark day for women in Lesotho. …» Read More

Priti

Lesotho: Women’s right to chieftainship

On 9 September 2014, Senate Masupha, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Lesotho) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights challenging Lesotho’s law that provides for male-only succession to chieftainship. Ms Masupha, the first born child of a chief, is challenging …» Read More