28 Jan 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORI...

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more…

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10 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
Will Uganda parliament square off against human rights?...

International Human Rights Day Over the past two decades, parliaments in Africa have increasingly entrenched human rights in their national constitutions. These constitutions require that governments protect and promote human rights. The rights protected in national constitutions are often elucidated…

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06 Mar 2012 Staff Writer
HRC panel on sexual orientation, 7 march 2012...

On 7 March 2012, the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th session will hold a panel discussion on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The panel will be opened by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who has recently urged member states to…

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20 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
Controversial Rwandan general to be sent to “neutral country” – but where?...

Last month, SALC together with the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants Rights in South Africa (CoRMSA) initatiated legal proceedings against the South African authorities to review their decision to grant former Rwandan General, Kayumbe Nyamwasa, refugee status. And today another twist in this saga occurred. South African…

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17 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA’S POSITION IS DISAPPOINTING...

Outside the international lawyer’s world, the European Court on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms generates little scintillating debate. And yet it is an institution deserving considerable interest: not only the most effective system of human rights protection throughout the world,…

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30 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
NPA’S REFUSAL TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED TORTURE BY ZIMBABWEAN POLICE OFFICIALS...

SALC, together with the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF), is urging the High Court of Gauteng to review, declare unlawful and invalid, and set aside the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) refusal to investigate the alleged torture of opposition party members by…

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