Refugee and Migrant Rights

SALC’s Refugee and Migrant Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenge unlawful detention of migrants in Malawi.
  • To challenge laws and policies which allow for stateless children.
  • Regional advocacy on xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

 

 

04 Oct 2018 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Mozambique court orders release of detained asylum seekers...

A Mozambique court ordered the authorities to release three asylum seekers who arrived in the country after fleeing persecution in their country of origin. The asylum seekers were held without charge since April 2018 when they arrived in Chimoio, the…

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13 Aug 2018 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Botswana: Court recognises a child’s right to a name and nationality...

SALC supported a case challenging the refusal of the Attorney General and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs to register the birth of a child born to a Botswana father. The child was born to…

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31 Jul 2018 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT: Mozambique detains three asylum seekers unlawfully for more than...

SALC is concerned about the prolonged unlawful detention of three asylum seekers in Chimoio, the capital city of Manica province in central Mozambique. Despite alerting the authorities including the Instituto Nacional de Apoio ao Refugiado (INAR) and the United Nations…

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12 Jun 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Road accident Bill paved with bad intentions for foreigners...

The Times Live The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has raised an objection to the exclusion of undocumented migrants from all of the benefits of the proposed Road Accident Fund Benefits Scheme Bill. The Bill aims to replace the current…

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04 Jun 2018 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: It is a tragedy that Zimbabweans outside the country will not ...

Daily Maverick Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh & Gabriel Shumba On 30 May 2018, the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court in Shumba and others v Minister of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs & others ruled that Zimbabweans outside the country could not participate in elections and…

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01 Jun 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DISMISSES CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE T...

On May 30, 2018, The Zimbabwe Constitutional Court handed down judgment in Gabriel Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) together with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)…

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