28 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI LAUNCHES HUNT FOR GAYS...

Blantyre – Police in Malawi said on Sunday they were hunting down key figures in the country’s gay community after discovering "pornographic films" at the office of a rights group.   "We are targeting some prominent personalities and our suspects…

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24 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON TUESDAY REFUSED TO HEAR THE CASE OF A...

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in late December and have been tried in a magistrate’s court in this conservative Southern African country where homosexuality is illegal. Their lawyer Mauya Msuku in January appealed to the Constitutional Court, arguing…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWIANS DEBATE LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE...

Rights campaigners say current laws against gays are a violation of human rightsIn late December, two gay men held an engagement ceremony – and were promptly arrested. The event prompted a public debate over the legalization of homosexuality.Sections 153 and…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
BOSTWANA: BONELA TO FIGHT GOV’T OVER ‘GAY’ RIGHTS...

The newly appointed Director at Botswana Network Of Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), Uyapo Ndadi is set to fight it out with government in court over section 164 of the Penal Code, which criminalises same sex relationships. Section 164 of…

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21 Jan 2010 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAW...

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND THE DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN MALAWI SAME-SEX CASE We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern at the imprisonment and prosecution of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga…

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09 Sep 2000 Staff Writer
SALC SUBMISSIONS ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN IMPLMENTATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS BI...

August marked the 62nd anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. Regarded as the “laws of war” the Conventions and their Additional Protocols are at the heart of international humanitarian law, the body of international law that regulates the conduct of armed…

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