22 Jul 2019 Articles and Opinions Anneke Meerkotter
Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression in Eswatini...

Opinion Piece first published on 22 July 2019 on Polity.org.za In May 2019 a lone activist, Goodwill Sibiya, sought to file an application before the civil courts in Eswatini. In the application, apparently drafted without legal representation, the applicant sought to remedy…

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18 Jul 2019 Research Reports & Policy Briefs Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC Policy Brief: The Imposition of International Sanctions on Zimbabwe...

The Imposition of International Sanctions on Zimbabwe Overview Economic sanctions are commercial and financial penalties imposed by countries against a targeted self-governing state, group, or individual with the aim of changing the behaviour of political elites in the target country. Zimbabwe has…

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15 Jul 2019 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
Zambia Debates Proposed Constitutional Amendments...

A brief analysis of Zambia’s Constitutional Amendment Bill by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre The Zambian Constitutional Amendment Bill was released for public comment on 21 June 2019. Section 79 of the Constitution provides that a Bill which seeks to…

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03 Jul 2019 Lesotho Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Lesotho’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 35th Sessio...

Lesotho’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 35th Session (Jan-Feb 2020) Joint Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre with assistance by Lesotho Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) June 2019   Introduction 1.      Lesotho has made great strides towards becoming a participatory democracy…

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03 Jul 2019 Submissions Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Madagascar’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Ses...

Madagascar’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Session (Oct-Nov 2019) Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre March 2019   Introduction 1)      This report has been prepared by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) in consultation with members of the Malagasy Bar…

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03 Jul 2019 Angola Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Angola’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Sessio...

Angola’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Session (Oct-Nov 2019) Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre March 2019   Introduction 1.      This report has been prepared by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). The issues included in the report were raised…

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28 Jun 2019 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
SALC in the News: ABUSIVE LAWS AND THE FIGHT FOR REFORM...

The AfricanLii Abusive Laws and the fight for reform By Ananbel Raw You only have rights if you are a person: How Zambia is legislating away the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities “I cannot accept people to treat me…

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26 Jun 2019 Human Rights Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN...

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE As civil society organisations from across the region, we are concerned by the increased arrests of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. In 2019 alone, numerous human…

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18 Jun 2019 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Is speaking truth to Swazi royal power bringing slow change?...

THe IPP Media Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans of King Mswati III and his many wives. So it's hardly surprising that few outsiders-and not…

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13 Jun 2019 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Incremental gains and public activism pave the way for decrimi...

The Daily Maverick Incremental gains and public activism pave way the way for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct in Botswana By Tashwill Esterhuizen The recent Botswana court victory, which will bring enormous benefits to the LGBT community in Botswana and…

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11 Jun 2019 Botswana Staff Writer
News Release: Botswana high court decriminalises consensual same-sex sexual cond...

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, a full bench of the Botswana High Court issued a ground-breaking judgment, decriminalising same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults.  In a unanimous decision, Justices A.B Tafa, M. Leburu and J. Dube found that sections 164(a),…

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11 Jun 2019 Botswana Tashwill Esterhuizen
Botswana: Challenging Criminalisation of Same-Sex Sexual Relationships...

In September 2016, a gay man, filed an application challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 165 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons. The man seeks an order that the continued…

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