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MENTAL DISORDERS ACT OF ZAMBIA MUST BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID

Guest Blog post by Wamundila Waliuya, Founding President – Disability Rights Watch Many African countries are currently being governed using laws which were passed during the pre-independence period. Essentially, this means that countries are running using colonial rules and laws. Specifically, many countries have got mental health laws that are …» 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

MENTAL DISORDERS ACT OF ZAMBIA MUST BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID

Guest Blog post by Wamundila Waliuya, Founding President – Disability Rights Watch Many African countries » Read More

News Stories

Civil Society Organisations Review Namibia’s Human Rights Record for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN), » Read More

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

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