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STATEMENT ON SWAZI PRIME MINISTER’S COMMENTS THREATENING CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS

Johannesburg: The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the statements made by Swazi Prime Minister, Barnabus Sibusiso Dlamini, in which he called on union representatives to “strangle” two civil society activists when they return to Swaziland. Dlamini was addressing Members of Parliament during a debate on his ministry’s performance earlier …» 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