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JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA

Published by AfricanLII on 28 May 2018 In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional. She takes the opportunity to also reflect more generally…
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SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JAILED

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in Kenya’s North Rift, Patrick Kipng’etich and Daniel and Henry Ng’etich didn’t think much of…
Annabel Raw
23 Mar 2018
Articles and OpinionsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY AUSTRALIA’S OFFER OF HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION TO WHITE SA FARMERS IS DISTASTEFUL AND SMACKS OF RACISM

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh The Daily Maverick Australia has detained asylum seekers for years on remote Pacific Ocean Island, Nauru, yet is now proclaiming to offer humanitarian protection to white South African farmers who face neither oppression nor persecution by their government. The racist undertones of Australia’s position is distasteful and has…
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL

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 of law is of paramount importance if the region is…
Staff Writer
12 Feb 2018
Articles and OpinionsBlogInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

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 second attempt by South Africa to withdraw from the Rome…
Staff Writer
8 Dec 2017
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsSOGIE Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF GENDER IDENTITY AT CORE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

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 before the law.  Identity plays a pivotal role in many…
Staff Writer
21 Nov 2017