10 Apr 2018 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Challenge to unfair dismissal of pregnant women in Defence Force...

SALC provided support to Advocate Monaheng Rasokoai and FIDA-Lesotho in the case of Mokhele and Others v Commander, Lesotho Defence Force and Others. The applicants were 3 female soldiers who were discharged from the Lesotho Defence Forces on the grounds…

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23 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: THE STATE vs HENRY EMOMITIMI OKAH...

On 23rd February the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the consolidated applications in the case of State v Okah. The Judgment followed a hearing which took place on 28 November 2017 in which the Constitutional Court heard arguments on…

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05 Feb 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Botswana: Challenge to the offence of sedition...

In September 2014, a warrant of arrest was issued for Botswana journalist, Outsa Makone, charging him with sedition after the publication of an article in the Sunday Standard on 31 August 2014, entitled "President hit in car while driving alone…

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18 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA...

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who challenged the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit Zimbabweans who…

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17 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA/RWANDA: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DECISION BY SOUTH AFRICA TO GRANT REFUGE...

This case concerns the judicial review of the decision of the South African authorities to grant refugee status to a former Rwandan general and suspected war criminal, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in June 2010. The case was brought by the Consortium…

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14 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act...

SALC supported a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) to repeal the Mental Disorders Act of 1949 in Mwewa and Others v the Attorney General and Others. The Petitioners argued that the Act…

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28 Nov 2017 Anneke Meerkotter
Zimbabwe: Protecting marginalised groups’ right to assembly...

On 28 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe set aside the decision of the High Court of Zimbabwe, in which the High Court refused the Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) in Bulawayo the right to hold a peaceful demonstration. The…

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06 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
South Africa/Sudan: Amicus curiae in ICC cooperation hearing on South Africa’s...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) appeared before the ICC on 7 April to argue that the chamber should make a finding of non-compliance against South Africa for its failure to arrest President Omar Al-Bashir when he attended an African…

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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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