In 2016 SALC launched a research report on the extent to which key populations are subjected to discrimination in the healthcare system and their ability to access redress from complaints mechanisms. The research focused on Botswana, Malawi and Zambia. Subsequently, SALC convened meetings with civil society organisations and complaints bodies in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia, with the purpose of looking at best practices in dealing with complaints by key populations. This resulted in a background document and policy brief which provides guidance for complaints bodies to ensure that their complaints processes are more accessible and that they meet the needs of key populations. These documents complement a guide for civil society organisations on utilising complaints mechanisms to address discrimination in healthcare settings.
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BOTSWANA: COURT OF APPEAL TO DETERMINE WHETHER BA-GA-MALETE TRIBE ARE RIGHTFUL OWNERS OF FOREST HILL FARM
6 October 2022 - On Tuesday, 11 October 2022, the Court of Appeal of Botswana will hear an appeal brought by the Attorney General, the Registrar of Deeds, and the Malete Land Board (Appellants) challenging the judgment of a full bench of the High Court delivered on 21 March 2022. The…
Staff Writer6 Oct 2022
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MALAWI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION CASE FROM 26 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.
Malawi, Blantyre, 21 September 2022: From 26 to 30 September 2022, the High Court of Malawi, sitting as a Constitutional Court, will hear a case brought by members of Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA) challenging the refusal by the Ministry of Justice through its office of the Registrar General to register NRA,…
Staff Writer21 Sep 2022
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STATEMENT WELCOMING ZAMBIA’s COMMITMENT TO PROTECTION OF COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS
15 September 2022, Lusaka – The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes the Zambia government’s renewed commitment to protecting the land rights of communities in rural areas. In President Hichilema’s speech at the opening of the National Assembly on 9 September 2022, he highlighted the unscrupulous way some local authorities…
Staff Writer15 Sep 2022