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The challenge of freedom of expression in Africa

In many countries, whether your freedom of expression is respected or not continues to depend on the views you hold. The prosecution of Zambian human rights activist Paul Kasonkomona for his views on the rights of sexual minority groups, is such an example. Over a decade ago, in 2002 the …» 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

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

SALC IN THE NEWS: Homosexual case referred to High Court

The Lusaka Magistrate’s Court ruled today that the criminal case against HIV activist Paul Kasonkomona » 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