16 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Swaziland: Activists challenge constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive ...

SALC is supporting three individuals who were charged with sedition for allegedly participating in a march that encouraged Swazis to boycott the 2013 national elections. The definition of sedition in the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act is extremely broad and…

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29 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Zambia: Health Rights of HIV-Positive Prisoners...

SALC is working with the Legal Resources Foundation in Zambia to secure the rights of HIV-positive prisoners to treatment, adequate food and improvements to prison conditions. The applicant inmates alleged that they only get two meals a day which makes it impossible for them…

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28 Feb 2016 Staff Writer
Malawi: Litigation to decriminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts...

In September 2013, the Blantyre High Court issued a notice requesting amicus curiae submissions on whether the offence of sodomy is constitutional. SALC assisted a local organisation, the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), to file a submission which…

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29 Sep 2014 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Women’s Right to Chieftainship...

On 9 September 2014, Senate Masupha, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Lesotho) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights challenging Lesotho’s law that provides for male-only succession to chieftainship. Ms…

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10 Aug 2014 Staff Writer
South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA s...

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae in the matter of the Law Society of South Africa and others vs the President and Others. At the hearing SALC made submissions pertaining to relevant international and regional law legal basis for citizens to access a regional…

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17 Oct 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MOSOTHO WOMAN FIGHTS TO BE CHIEF...

Customary law provides for male succession only The case demonstrates how customary practices can hinder attainment of equality – SALC The Constitutional Court in Lesotho has reserved judgment in the case of a Mosotho woman, Senate Masupha, who is challenging…

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