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Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal (with access for individuals), addressed to the SADC member states

On the occasion of the 36th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC Summit), we the undersigned members of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal, are raising serious concerns over state parties insistence in denying access to justice to the citizenry…
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6 Sep 2016
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Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights in Africa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation working to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in Southern Africa. SALC is hosting a regional training event for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” with support from…
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28 Jun 2016
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

International Albinism Awareness Day

Calling upon states to honour their human rights commitments for persons with albinism. In recent years we have observed serious violations and threats committed against people with albinism. These threats and violations include acts of discrimination, stigmatisation, marginalisation and violence against them in their communities. We have observed abductions, killing…
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13 Jun 2016
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SALC CELEBRATES AFRICA DAY

Today SALC commemorates Africa Day. Africa Day was initiated as a celebration to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. While the OAU’s initial focus at the time was on the decolonization of Africa, with the goal of political decolonisation having been achieved, the organisation has…
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26 May 2016
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Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights review

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights…
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1 Apr 2016
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SALC PARTICIPATES IN UPR PRE-SESSION ON NAMIBIA

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the pre-session of the second cycle of Namibia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). At the pre-session, SALC presented two statements. The first on behalf of itself, Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN) and Women’s Leadership Centre (WLC). This…
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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS REVIEW NAMIBIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD FOR THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW (UPR)

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN), Women’s Leadership Centre (WLC) and the Southern Africa Christian Initiative (SACHI) have commended Namibia for positive developments in the area of human rights since 2011, while at the same time calling on authorities to strengthen…
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24 Jun 2015
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ORGANISATIONS SEEK HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE INTERVENTION REGARDING FORCED AND COERCED STERILISATION IN NAMIBIA

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the forced and coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of Namibia. SALC, the Namibian Women’s Health Network (NWHN), International Community…
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13 May 2015