On 16 January 2014 a transgender activist was arrested in Bulawayo after entering a female toilet. At the police station she was forced to strip and examined by medical doctors to verify her gender. After spending two nights in a holding cell, she was charged with criminal nuisance. The criminal charge was later withdrawn. The civil trial on unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution took place from 25 to 27 July 2017. SALC and the Sexual Rights Centre is providing support in this case.
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Criminalising Freedom Of Expression Closer To An Election
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned by the recent criminal conviction in the Zimbabwe Magistrates Court of Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and her co-accused Julie Barnes for inciting public violence for participating in a peaceful protest. Dangarembga and Barnes were found guilty of contravening section 37(1)(b) of…
Staff Writer5 Oct 2022
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Eswatini: Supreme Court Judgement constitutes a Threat to the Rule of Law
Mbabane, Eswatini, 22 September 2022: The Supreme Court of Eswatini issued a judgment that constitutes a threat to the rule of law and the protection of human rights in Eswatini. In its decision, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal to proceed in the matter of The Prime Minister of Eswatini…
Staff Writer22 Sep 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