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

MENTAL DISORDERS ACT OF ZAMBIA MUST BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID

Guest Blog post by Wamundila Waliuya, Founding President – Disability Rights Watch Many African countries » Read More

[Research Report] Accountability and Redress for Discrimination in Healthcare in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination » Read More

Reaching for Zero Discrimination in Healthcare

          1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate » Read More

Cases

MALAWI: CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF PROSTITUTION

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on » Read More

Malawi: Litigation to decriminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts

In September 2013, the Blantyre High Court issued a notice requesting amicus curiae submissions on » Read More

Zambia: Health Rights of HIV-positive prisoners

SALC is working with the Legal Resources Foundation in Zambia to secure the rights of HIV-positive » 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