21 Jul 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE-THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY...

The international criminal justice project can only be sustained when all the stakeholders play their part – governments, civil society organisations and international bodies, courts and tribunals. Unfortunately some governments refuse to play ball, international courts do not have the…

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26 May 2016 Annabel Raw
SALC in the News: A Human Rights Approach to addressing violence and discriminat...

Persons with albinism in Malawi face violence and discrimination of the most condemnable and abhorrent kind. Human rights violations of this severity must be prevented and sanctioned with the most powerful means at our disposal. In asserting and enforcing human…

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18 Apr 2016 Annabel Raw
Court Diary: Mareka and 22 Others v Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force...

Introduction On Friday 15 April 2016 the Lesotho Court of Appeal heard arguments on a challenge by 23 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to decisions relating to their arrests and detention and the Minister of Defence’s decision to…

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18 Apr 2016 Annabel Raw
COURT DIARY: MAREKA AND 22 OTHERS V THE COMMANDER OF THE LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE A...

Introduction On Friday 15 April 2016 the Lesotho Court of Appeal heard arguments on a challenge by 23 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to decisions relating to their arrests and detention and the Minister of Defence’s decision to…

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18 Mar 2016 Tashwill Esterhuizen
Significant Progress as Botswana Court of Appeal Recognises the Rights of LGBT P...

On 16 March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal, unanimously, delivered a landmark judgment in which it dismissed the government of Botswana’s appeal against a Gaborone High Court decision which allowed for the registration of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals Organisation…

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14 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Thinking Beyond a Moratorium on Prosecution of Same-Sex Sexual Acts in Malawi...

In 2012, we saw a shift in the policy of the Executive branch of the Malawian Government towards sexual minorities. It committed itself to upholding regional, international and fundamental human rights obligations. In line with this, former President Joyce Banda…

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03 Mar 2016 Caroline James
SALC in the News: Museveni vs the People: elections in a time of social media...

In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has just been re-elected president, marking 30 years in power. In an election marred by disturbances including the repeated arrest of main opposition leader Kizza Besigye, something that drew attention on polling day was the…

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10 Feb 2016 Staff Writer
Court Diary: Swaziland Constitutional Challenges, Day 4...

Caroline James On Tuesday, 9 February 2016 the High Court in Swaziland concluded the hearing on the constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act and the Suppression of Terrorism Act. Adv Peter Hathorn continued his argument in reply, and…

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08 Feb 2016 Staff Writer
Court Diary: Swaziland Constitutional Challenges, Day 3...

Caroline James On Monday, 8 February 2016, the Swazi High Court continued hearing applications challenging the constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act and the Suppression of Terrorism Act. The case began in September 2015, when oral argument by…

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04 Feb 2016 Staff Writer
Court Diary: MISA-Zimbabwe and Others v Minister of Justice and Another...

Caroline James On Wednesday, 3 February 2016, the Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe heard an application brought by the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe) against the Minister and Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the…

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22 Jan 2016 Staff Writer
Endangering Lawyers and the Rule of Law in Lesotho and Swaziland...

Annabel Raw & Caroline James Friday 22 January is the international Day of the Endangered Lawyer. It is a day in which we draw focus on those in the legal profession who in representing their clients face harassment, persecution, injury and…

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09 Dec 2015 Staff Writer
Court Diary: Lesotho Soldier Challenges the SADC Commission of Inquiry...

Annabel Raw On 2 and 3 December 2015, SALC attended a hearing in the Maseru High Court in Hashatsi v the Prime Minister and Others. The case relates to a Commission of Inquiry initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC)…

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