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Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh

Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

Why is South Africa providing a haven for an arms dealer convicted of war crimes?

Daily Maverick, 18 March 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh is executive director, Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC MP and executive director Shadow World Investigations. Dutch war criminal and arms trafficker Guus Kouwenhoven has found a haven in South Africa following a controversial failed extradition process. Now the…
Health RightsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaSubmissions

SALC Submissions on the South African National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)

These submissions detail the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s (SALC’s) concerns that the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019, removes existing forms of access to healthcare services to certain categories of foreign nationals, particularly, asylum-seekers, certain categories of children and dependents, immigration detainees, citizens of the Southern Africa Development Community and other…
International Criminal JusticeNewsOngoing casesSouth Africa

SALC seeks cancellation of visa of convicted Dutch war criminal and fugitive from justice, Guus Kouvenhowen

SALC has filed an application to cancel the visa of convicted Dutch war criminal and fugitive from justice, Guus Kouvenhowen. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has filed an application requesting the Western Cape High Court to cancel the visa of convicted arms trafficker and war criminal Guus Kouwenhoven. He has…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsZimbabwe

Media statement: Zimbabwe Republic Police are refusing to allow Dr Peter Magombeyi to leave Zimbabwe in order to seek medical treatment following his recent abduction

SALC is concerned about the failure of the Zimbabwe government to abide by an order of the High Court. This follows the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s (ZRP) repeated refusals to permit Dr Magombeyi to leave the country in order to seek medical treatment. Their conduct amounts to contempt of court and…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

Media Statement: SALC condemns the abduction and enforced disappearance of Dr Peter Magombeyi, President of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA)

SALC calls on the Zimbabwean government to urgently determine the whereabouts of Dr Magombeyi and to ensure his safety. Zimbabwean doctors yesterday staged a walkout in protest over this weekend's alleged abduction of Dr Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Union who has led strikes over poor…
Research Reports & Policy BriefsZimbabwe

SALC Policy Brief: The Imposition of International Sanctions on Zimbabwe

The Imposition of International Sanctions on Zimbabwe Overview Economic sanctions are commercial and financial penalties imposed by countries against a targeted self-governing state, group, or individual with the aim of changing the behaviour of political elites in the target country. Zimbabwe has been under sanctions since 2002. The stated intention of these…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMozambiqueNews

Civil society deeply concerned about attack on Mozambican human rights defender and threats to press freedom in Mozambique

It is with sadness that the undersigned civil society organisations express deep concern about the attack on Mozambique human rights defender, Ericino de Salema, which took place in Maputo on 27th March 2018. Mr. Salema, a journalist, a rights activist and political analyst was allegedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in…