29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Detention of Learners for Pregnancy...

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the review of a Magistrates Court decision to fine parents of students who were pregnant and those responsible for the pregnancies at a school in Malawi.…

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22 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Protecting Women from Illegal Land Seizure...

                SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) to help a poor single woman, Mary, and her widowed mother, Idesi retain the land that they inherited from their deceased father and husband…

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28 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
Botswana: Appointment of High Court judges and procedures of the Judicial Servic...

In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana brought an application in the Gaborone High Court challenging the process of appointment of judges to the High Court in Botswana. The case focused on the interpretation of section 96(2) of the Constitution…

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08 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Discriminatory Sentencing Against Persons with Albinism...

SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and a private lawyer, Mr Daniel Kalaya, to review a discriminatory sentence against a man with albinism convicted of a criminal offence in the case of S v…

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29 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging the Criminalisation of Breastfeeding by Women Living with HI...

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women living with HIV (ICW), Malawi and a private lawyer, Mr Wesley Mwafulirwa, to support the appeal of a woman living with HIV against her conviction of a crime for breastfeeding a child in EL…

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28 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging constitutionality of rogue and vagabond offence...

In March 2015, the applicant was arrested by police whilst on his way to the market where he works as a street vendor. He was charged with the offence of being a rogue and vagabond. Section 184(1)(c) of the Penal…

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18 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
South Africa/Sudan: Case challenging the State’s failure to implement the ICC ...

SALC sought the implementation of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir who arrived in South Africa for the African Union (AU) summit that took place in Johannesburg 7-15 June 2015. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a…

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31 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Palliative Care for Military Prisoners...

SALC supported a case brought by private lawyer, Advocate Mole Kumalo, to compel the Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) to permit a soldier being held in detention to access medical care, and thereafter, to be released on “open arrest” (a form…

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29 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Supporting Access to Justice...

SALC supported the wife of the late former commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, to oppose court proceedings brought to set aside an investigation into her husband’s killing in the matter of Hashatsi v the Prime Minister…

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21 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
South Africa: Case challenging South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC without ...

On 21 October 2016 the South African government announced that it had deposited its instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the United Nations Secretary General. This was done without the necessary parliamentary…

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28 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging the use of the offence of living on the earnings of prostitu...

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution contrary to section 146 of the Penal Code. The women pleaded guilty to the charges and they were convicted upon those…

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10 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Zimbabwe: Protecting Women’s Right to Matrimonial Property...

SALC worked with Women and Law in Southern Africa –Zimbabwe (WLSA – Zimbabwe) to challenge the decision of the Master of the High Court (Master) that approved a distribution plan awarding a farm equally amongst the surviving spouse and all…

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