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INVITATION TO SADC TRIBUNAL MEETING

Please find here, an invitation to the SADC tribunal meeting to be held on Friday, 18 November 2016 @ CIVICUS House, HURISA, 31 Quinn Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

Blog Posts

Commission of Inquiry in Malawi Declares Student Activist’s Death Murder

In September 2011, two months after the devastating anti-government protests in Malawi which left 19 » Read More

Litigating against loitering laws – PILG Panel

The Public Interest Law Gathering, organised from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Johannesburg, reflected » Read More

Lawyers in Malawi encourage law reform to promote the rights of LGBT

On 21 June 2012, lawyers affiliated to the Malawi Law Society attended a workshop in » Read More

News Stories

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION AGAINST AU CALL FOR ICC WITHDRAWAL

UN/African Union: Reject ICC Withdrawal Security Council Meeting With AU (New York, September 22, 2016) » Read More

NEWS RELEASE: CHREAA and SALC SUBMIT SHADOW REPORT ON MALAWI TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Concerned about the situation of children in the country, Malawi’s Center for Human Rights Education » Read More

JUSTICE AT THE BARREL OF A GUN: A COURT DIARY FROM LESOTHO

On Wednesday 16 September 2015, SALC attended a hearing in the Lesotho High Court in » Read More

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

MALAWI: CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF PROSTITUTION

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution contrary to section 146 of the Penal Code. The women pleaded guilty to the charges and they were convicted upon those pleas and sentenced to a fine. SALC and the Centre …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Malawi: Litigation to decriminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts

In September 2013, the Blantyre High Court issued a notice requesting amicus curiae submissions on whether the offence of sodomy is constitutional. SALC assisted a local organisation, the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), to file a submission which argues that the offence of sodomy, to the …» Read More