11 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: JUDGE’S HEARING BODES ILL FOR SWAZI REFORM...

IF SWAZILAND was going to make even a token gesture at meeting the less than taxing conditions attached to SA’s recent loan, and if SA was even halfway serious about insisting that those conditions are met, this week’s disciplinary hearing…

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11 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
Non-compliance with Rome statute obligations becoming common place – Al-Bashir...

  Richard Goldstone believes that “the most serious threat to the credibility, and indeed the very essence, of the Tribunals has come from politically inspired delays in the arrest of indicted war criminals.” Indicted Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, is testament to…

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08 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC REPORT: THE SUSPENSION OF JUDGE THOMAS MASUKU: ANOTHER INSTANCE OF SWAZILAN...

The attached report describes the current judicial proceedings against Justice Thomas Masuku of Swaziland, who is facing a variety of unsubstantiated charges of judicial misconduct. The proceedings against Justice Masuku are contextualized in the report with a description of the…

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02 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: A DIPLOMATIC DILEMMA...

Relations between South Africa and Rwanda seem to be thawing after the nations President Paul Kagame accused South Africa of unwillingness to help in the arrest of terror suspect General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has presented a…

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20 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
Controversial Rwandan general to be sent to “neutral country” – but where?...

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…

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14 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
Information enables ‘freedom from the tyranny of excessive fertility’...

Insufficient knowledge about contraceptive methods and how to use them and fear of social disapproval are included as main reasons for the unmet need for family planning and contraceptives. These reasons stem from lack of access to adequate reproductive health…

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07 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
US court finds anti-prostitution pledge for funding violates free speech...

What does the decision of a US court sitting in New York have to do with our HIV work here in Africa? Turns out a lot. Yesterday the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the US government cannot require organisations…

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14 Jun 2011 Staff Writer
Ineligible and illegal – former Rwandan general’s refugee status to be quest...

  A country’s refugee and immigration laws should, if administered properly, safeguard its territory from individuals attempting to evade justice for serious international crimes. Domestic and international law specifically identify those that it deems undeserving of the protections afforded to refugees. South…

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31 May 2011 Nicole Fritz
SOUTH AFRICA: A CHANCE FOR ZUMA TO SAVE HIS COUNTRY’S REPUTATION...

I am sitting in a meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, surrounded by other civil society representatives from emerging powers, here to discuss foreign policy and human rights. If there was a naughty corner to sit in, or lines to write,…

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23 May 2011 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: FOR MUGABE’S SAKE: SADC LEADERS SABOTAGE THE SADC TRIBUNAL AND U...

JOHANNESBURG – The leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have dealt a potentially fatal blow to the rule of law in the region by suspending the work of the SADC Tribunal for another year – ignoring the recommendations of…

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10 May 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MUGABE IN ROME SHOWS UP VATICAN HYPOCRISY...

YOU have to wonder how that conversation went. Vatican official: "We appreciate that he is under a European Union (EU) travel ban but as we’re not part of the EU and in terms of treaty undertakings between Italy and the…

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10 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: SADC MINISTERS MUST STAND UP TO MUGABE AND SUPPORT THE SADC TRIBU...

JOHANNESBURG – With the rule of law under threat in much of the region, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers are meeting this week to decide the fate of the SADC Tribunal – amid growing fears that they will conspire to…

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