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Reflections on the case of two men accused of sodomy in Zambia

In May 2013 two young men were arrested in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia. They were charged under section 155 of the Penal Code with the offence of having carnal knowledge of each other against the order of nature, better known as sodomy. Zambia’s Penal Code carries the highest penalty for this …» 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

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’ » Read More

News Stories

News Release: MAJOR BOOST FOR FREE SPEECH IN ZAMBIA AS COURT ACQUITS HIV ACTIVIST

Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and » Read More

Media Advisory: TRIAL OF TWO ZAMBIAN MEN ACCUSED OF “CARNAL KNOWLEDGE AGAINST THE ORDER OF NATURE” SCHEDULED FOR 10 AND 11 JUNE 2013

Johannesburg, 10 June – On 8 May 2013 two young men were charged in terms » Read More

Media Advisory: TWO ZAMBIAN MEN ACCUSED OF “CARNAL KNOWLEDGE AGAINST THE ORDER OF NATURE” TO APPEAR IN COURT

Johannesburg, 22 May – In May 2013 two young men were charged in terms of » Read More

Commentary

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

Priti

ZAMBIA HIGH COURT HEARS CASE ON RIGHTS OF HIV-POSITIVE PRISONERS: UPDATE FROM THE COURTROOM

On Wednesday, 11 September the Zambia High Court continued to hear arguments in Mwanza and Another v Attorney General, a case challenging poor prison conditions and the lack of adequate food provided to HIV-positive prisoners on treatment in the Lusaka Central Prison. The case was before Judge JK Kabuka and the proceedings …» Read More