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Journalist a terrorist? How anti-terrorism laws constitute a threat to fundamental human rights in Eswatini

In May 2022, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary session on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Governments in Africa in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, resulting in a declaration entitled “robust…
Melusi Simelane
6 July 2022
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Where to for Eswatini as the monarchy continues to stifle dissent?

The past week saw three developments that epitomise the continued socio-political crisis in Eswatini, a crisis that remains largely ignored outside of the country’s borders. A study released on 25…
Melusi Simelane
4 February 2022
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Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case

Mail & Guardian By Atilla Kisla South Africa’s obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law extends to hate speech against LGBTI persons. In Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African…
Atilla Kisla
19 September 2020
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South Africa choosing to vote against the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) regrets that South Africa has chosen to vote against the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. The resolution, spearheaded by the Norway and…
Staff Writer
27 November 2015