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JOINT STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN UNREASONABLE SENTENCE OF PROMINENT SWAZILAND ACTIVISTS

The undersigned organisations, meeting at the Public Interest Law Gathering in Johannesburg, condemn the conviction and unreasonable sentence handed down by Judge Mpendulo Simelane in the Mbabane High Court in Swaziland. Last week, Judge Simelane found human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu guilty of contempt of …» Read More

Blog Posts

The Personal Cost of Swaziland’s Political Crisis

Last week, during a visit to Swaziland, I met with a Swazi lawyer to discuss » Read More

In Swaziland, as in Egypt, journalism should not be a crime

Over the past week the world has been reminded of the fragility of media freedom, » Read More

Swaziland’s Rule of Law Crisis

In Swaziland the case against human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and The Nation magazine editor, » Read More

News Stories

SALC in the News: Zanu-PF Strategy to Stampede Coalition Partners

Zanu-PF's insistence on smuggling its amendments into the Copac draft constitution is a deliberate strategy » Read More

SALC in the News: Swazi Rights Abuses Criticised

HUMAN rights group NamRights and the Teachers Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna)have denounced the five-day » Read More

News Release: Judicial Crisis Escalates in Swaziland as Law Society Fights to Block Illegal Probe by Parliament

The Swaziland Law Society will today look to push back renewed assaults on the independence » Read More

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Anneke Meerkotter

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 stop discrimination based on sexual orientation in its …» Read More