19 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
The people v Laura Miti and Bornwell Mwewa...

On Saturday, 21 December 2019, Fumba Chama, popularly known as Pilato, a Zambian human rights defender and musician, was arrested for unlawful assembly in violation of the Public Order Act, due to his hosting of a youth forum which aimed…

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19 Oct 2020 International Criminal Justice Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: JOAO RODRIGUES V NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND OT...

On 6 November 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the case of Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others. Joao Rodrigues (the Appellant), a former member of the Security Branch under the apartheid regime,…

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19 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Statement on the right to associate in Eswatini in light of the ESGM case...

Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM) is a human rights community-based advocacy organisation which aims to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex persons in the kingdom of Eswatini. The organisation works on reducing…

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15 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
SALC Submission on the Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill, 2020...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) filed written submissions in the Parliament of Eswatini. The  submissions were filed with the Clerk of the ICT Portfolio Committee. In the submissions, SALC called upon the Parliament of Eswatini to make a number…

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15 Oct 2020 Human Rights Staff Writer
SALC Submission on Mozambique’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review...

Mozambique’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 38th Session (May 2021) Submission by:  Southern Africa Litigation Centre  October 2020 Introduction This submission has been prepared by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). The issues raised relate to relating to freedom of expression,…

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12 Oct 2020 Rule of Law Staff Writer
Statement condemning the suppression of human rights violations in Tanzania ahea...

SALC is deeply concerned about the reports of human rights violations taking place in Tanzania ahead of the upcoming general elections scheduled for 28 October 2020. Despite the fact that Tanzania’s Constitution guarantees amongst others, the right to equality, the…

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09 Oct 2020 Annual Reports and Newsletters Staff Writer
Petty Offences Newsletter: Digest of Campaign Activities in September 2020...

In September 2020, the Regional Campaign to Decriminalise Petty Offences hosted a virtual conference entitled Policing Pandemics, Balancing Rights. The conference communique and recordings of the conference are available online, for 14 September 2020, 15 September 2020, and 16 September…

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06 Oct 2020 News Staff Writer
Call in the lawyers: mitigating the Global Gag Rule...

Article on the effects of the global gag rule, how it negatively impacts efforts to improve laws to ensure access to safe abortion in Africa and how lawyers can explore ways to mitigate this.  Read the article here. Article published…

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21 Sep 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: JONATHAN DUBULA QWELANE V SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ...

On 22 September 2020, the Constitutional Court will hear the case of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another (case no: 13/20). The Constitutional Court will decide whether section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and…

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19 Sep 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case...

Mail & Guardian By Atilla Kisla South Africa’s obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law extends to hate speech against LGBTI persons. In Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission, the Constitutional Court has to decide whether…

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08 Sep 2020 Human Rights Staff Writer
SALC Congratulates Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, Sternford Moyo, on his no...

SALC would like to extend its congratulations to Sternford Moyo, a prominent Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, on his nomination to stand unopposed for election as president of the International Bar Association (IBA). Moyo will be elected to serve from…

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03 Sep 2020 International Criminal Justice Staff Writer
SALC CONDEMNS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON STAFF ...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its disappointment and strongly condemns the imposition of sanctions by the United States government on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda and Mr. Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of  Jurisdiction, Complementarity…

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