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NEWS RELEASE: MORE THAN 100 AFRICAN ORGANISATIONS CALL ON THE AFRICAN COMMISSION TO HOLD SOUTH AFRICA TO TASK OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and over 100 other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the African continent today called upon the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to intervene in relation to the xenophobic attacks taking place in the Republic of South Africa. In an open letter addressed …» 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

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

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