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ZAMBIA: PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND

SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and farmed for generations. The Community is challenging the allocation by the local land authority to commercial farmers without consultation or compensation. In 1995, a businessman (1st Respondent) was engaged to…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018
Business and Human RightsMalawiOngoing casesWomen’s Land and Property Rights

MALAWI: CHALLENGING UNCOMPENSATED DISTURBANCES, DAMAGES, LOSS AND SUFFERING DUE TO EXTENSIVE MINING AND PROSPECTING OPERATIONS

SALC is assisting the Kanyika Community based at Kanyika in the Mzimba District of Malawi to recover damages and compensation arising from extensive mining and prospecting operations conducted by Globe Metals and Mining (Africa) Limited (Globe Metals) with the authority of the Mzimba District Commissioner. The Kanyika Community—consisting of 1042…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018
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2015-2017 BIENNIAL REPORT

SALC envisions a region in which domestic and regional courts are strong, independent, and fully functional and in which they uphold and enforce the rule of law and human rights. To that end, SALC works with domestic lawyers in each jurisdiction, who are litigating public interest cases involving human rights…
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeResources

THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE LIVES-CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN ACTS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ CHALLENGED IN A US COURT

Aligning business practices with respect for human rights is a global challenge. On 26 June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) passed a resolution to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of corporations with regard to international human rights…
Angela Mudukuti
18 Jul 2014
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesMozambiqueResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORITY

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more than a pile of mouldering bones. But, even from the…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW ZIMBABWEAN’S LAND CASE ENDED UP IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

DISPOSSESSED Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell was able to take his case to the judiciary in South Africa because of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal decision, pronounced before it was dissolved, which found Zimbabwe to have been in violation of the Sadc Treaty. Zimbabwe was in contempt of court…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013