02 Mar 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: AFRICAN LAWYERS AND JOURNALISTS SENSITISED ON HIV AND TB CRIMI...

Seychelles Nation 02 March 2018 The final of three training sessions for African lawyers on human rights based strategic litigation, legal defence and advocacy on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) justice took place recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was hosted…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al...

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre…

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12 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TR...

Suzgo Lungu and Aquinaldo Mandlate The Daily Maverick SADC as a regional block is pushing the agenda of promoting investment in the region and this is threatened if the region cannot create laws that repose confidence on investors. The rule…

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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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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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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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