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Zimbabwe : Featured Story

Decriminalising Defamation in Africa

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with that country’s Constitution and therefore invalid. At a time when the space for free expression seems to be shrinking and threats to the media around the world are increasing, this is a decision to be …» Read More

Blog Posts


On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to compensate » Read More

Lawyers Targeted in Zimbabwe — Again

To be a lawyer in Zimbabwe prepared to act for those who find themselves targeted » Read More

Zimbabwe’s Election Ruling: A Constitutional Conundrum

On 22 May 2013 President Robert Mugabe assented to Zimbabwe’s New Constitution, signing it into » Read More

News Stories

SALC in the News: Zanu-PF Strategy to Stampede Coalition Partners

Zanu-PF's insistence on smuggling its amendments into the Copac draft constitution is a deliberate strategy » Read More

SALC in the News: Trouble Brewing in Zimbabwe – Constitution-Making in Crisis

Polity Anneke Meerkotter Everyone knew that the constitution-making process in Zimbabwe would be fraught with » Read More

Joint Statement of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), SADC Lawyers Association (SADC LA) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) at the conclusion of the 32nd SADC Summit

The ICJ, SADC LA and SALC express their deepest disappointment at the decision taken by » Read More


Anneke Meerkotter

Zimbabwe: Assisting sex workers to hold police accountable for abuse

SALC is working with the Sexual Rights Centre in Bulawayo to act on and litigate in cases of police abuse of sex workers. The intention is to hold the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the responsible Minister and individual police officers accountable for abuse perpetrated against sex workers. …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Judgment on the Anglican Church case in Zimbabwe – a reminder to evaluate our values and principles

On 19 November 2012, the Zimbabwe Supreme Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Church of the Province of Central Africa v Diocesan Trustees for the Diocese of Harare. The judgment was written by Malaba DCJ with Ziyambi JA and Omerjee AJA in agreement. Brief background to the …» Read More