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

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

SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

By Jessica Fitzgerald, an intern at SALC Every year, on 8 March, the world celebrates » Read More

Decriminalising Defamation in Africa

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with » Read More

Cases

Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949

SALC is supporting a petition by two persons with mental disabilities and the Mental Health » Read More

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

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women (ICW), Malawi and a private lawyer, Mr Wesley » Read More

MALAWI: DETENTION OF LEARNERS FOR PREGNANCY

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the » 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