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Radio Today Podcast on the SADC Tribunal

On Thursday 15 October, SALC’s Regional Advocacy Director and Tanzanian lawyer, Emilia Siwingwa, spoke to Radio Today’s Patrick Bracher regarding the revised protocol to the SADC Tribunal. The SADC Tribunal is currently suspended and the revised protocol removes the human rights jurisdiction of the Tribunal, as well as individual access to …» 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

SALC Participates in UPR Pre-session on Namibia

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the » Read More

News Stories

SALC IN THE NEWS: Angola: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for release of human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 06, 2016 —The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, Action by Christians » Read More

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR RURAL WOMEN NOT TO BE NEGLECTED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

On this International Day of Rural Women, we the undersigned organisations, call on African governments » Read More

JUSTICE AT THE BARREL OF A GUN: A COURT DIARY FROM LESOTHO

On Wednesday 16 September 2015, SALC attended a hearing in the Lesotho High Court in » 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