Prisoners’ Rights

SALC strengthens the rights of prisoners in the region through training, advocacy and litigation. In addition, with local partners SALC works with international bodies such as the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to further the rights of prisoners. Currently, the Prisoners’ Rights Programme primarily works in Malawi and Zambia.

Blog Posts

SALC calls on the governments of Southern African countries to do more to protect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants on World Refugee Day 20 June 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee » Read More

REGIONAL ACTION IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM

By: Annabel Raw, Aquinaldo Mandlate, Michael Chitalo, and Victor Mhango [IMAGE: Victor Mhango, Michael Chitalo » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Judicial Review of Decision to Grant Refugee Status to Suspected War Criminal Appeal Hearing before the Supreme Court of Appeal

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal » Read More

Cases

SOUTH AFRICA: ICC COOPERATION PROCEEDINGS

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) appeared before the ICC on 7 April to argue » Read More

Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949

SALC is supporting a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network » Read More

Malawi: Challenging the criminalisation of breastfeeding by women living with HIV

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women living with HIV (ICW), Malawi and a private » Read More

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

Zimbabwe police target human rights defenders

Last Saturday, on 11 August 2012, Zimbabwe riot police officers unlawfully arrested 44 people who attended a gathering organised by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).  The people who were arrested committed no crime. They were simply exercising their rights to assembly and to freedom of association by attending a …» Read More