SALC’s programme on the rights of LGBT persons has the following objectives:
- To improve jurisprudence on the rights of LGBT persons through incremental litigation focusing on freedom of association and expression for LGBT activists in the region.
- To create a more nuanced legal strategy for criminal defence in sodomy cases.
- To assert the role of the State to provide full citizenship and self-determination to all persons irrespective of gender identity and sexual orientation.
- To assert police accountability in cases of police abuse of transgender persons.
Zimbabwe: Action for damages for unlawful arrest of transgender person.
Botswana: Two cases challenging State’s refusal to change gender marker of transgender persons.
Malawi: Case challenging sodomy provisions in Penal Code.
Mozambique: Case challenging refusal to register LGBT organisation.
Malawi: Case challenging Director of Public Prosecution’s powers to withdraw private prosecution for hate speech against LGBT.
Malawi: Case challenging the arrest of a transgender person on the charge of soliciting for an immoral purpose.
Botswana: Case challenging the refusal to register an LGBT organisation.
Malawi: Case challenging arrest of couple on sodomy charges.
Zambia: Case challenging arrest of couple on sodomy charges.
Zambia: Support activist’s right to freedom of expression.