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SALC IN THE NEWS: A human rights approach to addressing violence and discrimination against persons with albinism

Annabel Raw Jessica Oluoch The Malawi Nation Persons with albinism in Malawi face violence and discrimination of the most condemnable and abhorrent kind. Human rights violations of this severity must be prevented and sanctioned with the most powerful means at our disposal. In asserting and enforcing human rights, we argue …» Read More

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

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

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN SECURITY SWEEP

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: BLANTYRE HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON MANDATORY HIV TESTING

Lilongwe – On Tuesday 25th February, the High Court in Blantyre, Malawi will hear arguments » Read More

Commentary

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