14 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
COURT DIARY: LESOTHO HIGH COURT HEARS IMPORTANT CASE ON PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE MI...

On Monday, 11 December 2017, a panel of 3 judges of the High Court of Lesotho heard argument in the case of Private Lekhetso Mokhele and Others v The Commander, Lesotho Defence Forces and Others. Justices Monapathi, Peete and Sakoane presided…

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11 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUN...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and…

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08 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD RECONSIDER INTENTION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ICC...

The South African government should reconsider its move to withdraw from the ICC, said the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, International Commission of Jurists and Lawyers for Human Rights, local, regional and internatonal human rights advocacy organisations. This will be the…

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23 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE MUST INVESTIGATE ‘ZIMBWABWE TORTURE’...

BBC News Africa South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an order for police to investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007. Under international law, South Africa had a duty to investigate crimes against humanity,…

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21 Nov 2017 Tashwill Esterhuizen
SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF G...

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection…

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20 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIA COURT CALLS FOR REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH LAW...

Lusaka - On 17 November, Zambian disability activists from the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) held a press conference on the outcome of decision of the Zambian High Court concerning the constitutionality of…

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16 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRA...

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in…

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30 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE: WHAT HOPE FOR DIASPORA VOTE IN 2018 ELECTIONS?...

The Daily Maverick In the past the constitution of Zimbabwe and other legal instruments were not providing for Zimbabweans abroad to vote. However, the 2013 Constitution makes provision for a diaspora vote but unfortunately the country is still to align…

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18 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POLICING OF PETTY OFFENCES...

The Nation Victor Mhango and Anneke Meerkotter In January 2017, the Malawi High Court, in the case of Mayeso Gwanda, made a finding that would have reverberations throughout Africa. It ruled that section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code is unconstitutional.…

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14 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC WITHDRAWAL NOT A WISE MOVE FOR SA...

Nicole Fritz The Sunday Independent South Africa would lose much more than it could ever gain by withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, says Nicole Fritz Johannesburg – Will South Africa support an African Union proposal for African states to…

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12 Sep 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: REPEALING MENTAL ACT GIANT STEP TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS...

Benedict Tembo Zambia Daily Mail Limited FROM a regional perspective, Zambia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of Disabilities – as are most countries in southern Africa. However, Zambia is unique in that it has domesticated the…

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23 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
HEALTH OR HUMAN RIGHTS? FALSE DICHOTOMY COULD FUEL A RESURGENCE IN FORCED HIV TE...

Annabel Raw and Michaela Clayton The Mail and Guardian Zambia is the second country this year to propose introducing forced HIV testing and treatment in the name of “public health”. Zambian President Edgar Lungu announced last week that the country…

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