07 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
CIVIL SOCIETY OPEN LETTER TO THE AU CONCERNING ZAMBIA STATE OF EMERGENCY...

SALC and other civil society partners submitted an open letter to the African Union (AU) raising concerns regarding the State of Emergency in Zambia. The open letter warns that the three months extension of the threatened state of emergency in Zambia may hamper the enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms…

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07 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NO SURPRISES WITH ICC’S FINDING AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA...

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 06 July 2017 The Daily Maverick There is some disappointment in the ICC’s finding in respect of the absence of a sufficiently harsh penalty against South Africa in the matter of its failure to arrest Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir.…

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07 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ICC FINDING ON SOUTH AFRICA’S NON-COMPLIANCE FALLS SHORT...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes the ruling from the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but is surprised that the ICC did not refer South Africa to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) or the Assembly…

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22 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON SA GOVERNMENT TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT RESOLU...

Three important resolutions to address violence and discrimination against women and girls have been tabled at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One focuses on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, another on accelerating efforts to…

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19 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
SALC CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DO MORE TO PROTEC...

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African…

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14 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
REGIONAL ACTION IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM...

By Annabel Raw, Aquinaldo Mandlate, Michael Chitalo, and Victor Mhango Since 2014, the world celebrates the human rights of people living with albinism on 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day. Albinism is a genetic condition that results in a…

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12 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SALC, COSPE AND ICCPR-CENTRE HELP SWAZILAND CSO s SUBMIT ICCPR REPORT...

Civil society report on the Implementation of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights can be accessed here.

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26 May 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Pregnant learners take case to Malawi High Court...

In November 2016, 14 primary school learners from Nkhata Bay, on the shores of Lake Malawi, filed an application for judicial review of the fines imposed on them by a local magistrate. The case will be heard by the Mzuzu…

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25 May 2017 Staff Writer
Successful outcome of judicial review of decision to grant refugee status to sus...

Johannesburg– On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal was scheduled to hear arguments in an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA)…

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24 May 2017 Staff Writer
News release: Malawi High Court rules in favour of a widow previously dispossess...

On Monday 22 May 2017, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiff, a daughter to an elite couple, against the Defendant, an 89 year old grandmother. The Court found that the property…

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22 May 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Judicial Review of decision to grant refugee status to suspected...

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA) and others v President…

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08 May 2017 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Philanthropy, Civil Society and Litigation – without these o...

Article credit: Daily Maverick There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions within our constitutional framework. Such cases relating to our human…

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