Last month, SALC together with the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants Rights in South Africa (CoRMSA) initatiated legal proceedings against the South African authorities to review their decision to grant former Rwandan General, Kayumbe Nyamwasa, refugee status. And today another twist in this saga occurred. South African newspaper, the Business Day reported that the South African “government is negotiating the handover of alleged Rwandan war criminal and former general Kayumba Nyamwasa to a ‘neutral country’”. Still to be confirmed and rather scant on details, this move certainly raises a number of questions. If done properly this move may even warrant reluctant commendation.
Articles and OpinionsChildren's RightsZimbabwe
Tragic lack of urgency in dealing with child marriages
On 15 August 2021, Tambudzai Gonese-Manjonjo wrote an article for the Standard (Zimbabwe) tackling the lack of urgency in dealing with child marriages. Read the article here .
Staff Writer21 Sep 2021
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth Africa
News Release: Constitutional Court confirms that publication by Jon Qwelane constituted hate speech
On 30 July 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another. Central to the Court’s decision was whether the hate speech provision under Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000…
Staff Writer30 Jul 2021
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth Africa
Letter to MTN group president and CEO: Violation of freedom of expression in Eswatini
On 7 July 2021, SALC wrote a letter to the Group President and CEO of MTN group regarding the violation of freedom of expression in Eswatini in light of recent internet shutdown.
Staff Writer7 Jul 2021