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Update Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women Regarding the Government of Malawi’s 7th Periodic Report

In February 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a report in advance of the preparation of the list of issues for the Republic of Malawi’s 7th periodic report to the Committee for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The submission contained SALC’s concerns …» Read More

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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

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Civil Society Organisations Review Namibia’s Human Rights Record for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN), » Read More

Regional rights body reports Malawi to the UN

FEBRUARY 15, 2015   RICHARD CHIROMBO    The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has reported Malawi to » Read More


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

Anneke Meerkotter

Malawi: Mandatory HIV testing of women

On 10 March 2011, eleven women from Mwanza, Malawi, filed an application in the Blantyre High Court challenging their subjection to mandatory HIV tests, the admission of the HIV test results as evidence in criminal cases against them, and the public disclosure of their HIV status in open court. The …» Read More