On-going cases

23 May 2018 Tashwill Esterhuizen
Botswana: Challenging Criminalisation of Same-sex Sexual Relationships...

In September 2016, a gay man, filed an application challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 165 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons. The man seeks an order that the continued…

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21 May 2018 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Challenging the offence of criminal defamation...

SALC supported a case challenging the constitutionality of the offence of criminal defamation. On 6 July 2016, Basildon Peta was charged with the crime of defamation in contravention of section 104 of the Penal Code Act. The charges related to…

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13 Apr 2018 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING LIMITS ON VOTER EDUCATION...

Veritas v. Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission & Others SALC is providing support to Veritas, a non-profit organisation based in Zimbabwe which provides publicly accessible information on the work of the Parliament of Zimbabwe and the laws of Zimbabwe.…

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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND...

 SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and farmed for generations. The Community is challenging the allocation by the local land authority to commercial farmers without consultation or…

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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
CHALLENGING UNCOMPENSATED DISTURBANCES, DAMAGES, LOSS AND SUFFERING DUE EXTENSIV...

SALC is assisting the Kanyika Community based at Kanyika in the Mzimba District of Malawi to recover damages and compensation arising from extensive mining and prospecting operations conducted by Globe Metals and Mining (Africa) Limited (Globe Metals) with the authority…

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18 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA...

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC is supporting three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who are challenging the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit…

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