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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

Blog Posts

The ‘universality’ of rights and the draft Zambian Constitution

Internationally, human rights are interpreted as being indivisible, interrelated and applicable to everyone. Unfortunately, this » Read More

The 6th Stop Cervical Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA) wraps up in Zambia

SALC’s work on cervical cancer benefitted from our attendance at the 6th Stop Cervical Cancer » Read More

ZAMBIA’S PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT

The Zambian Prison Service has recently concluded a multilateral agreement with a number of Southern » 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

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF ZAMBIA’S CONSTITUTION-MAKING PROCESS AND THE ‘LEAKED’ FINAL DRAFT CONSTITUTION

On the 15th of January 2014 the Zambian Watchdog and Lusaka Times released a ‘leaked’ copy of the final draft constitution which was reportedly handed to President Sata. One of President Sata’s promises in the run-up to his election in 2011 was the adoption of a new Constitution. Keeping to …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Trial of Paul Kasonkomona points to politically motivated arrest

On 16 October 2013, the long awaited trial of human rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, proceeded in the Lusaka Magistrates Court in Zambia. Evidence led by the State during Kasonkomona’s trial confirms suspicions that the arrest and prosecution of Kasonkomona was politically motivated. On 7 April 2013 Kasonkomona was arrested outside …» Read More