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Children's RightsOngoing casesWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO FORCE LONG-TERM RURAL RESIDENTS OFF THEIR LAND

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the use of the offence of criminal trespass to force long-term rural residents off the land they have occupied and farmed for years, at times for generations, with minimal compensation.…
Staff Writer
25 Nov 2016
Children's RightsCriminal JusticeJudgmentsMalawiSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Malawi: Advancing the Best Interests of the Child in Decisions Relating to the Incarceration of Caregivers

SALC is working with the Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to advance best interests of children in decisions to incarcerate caregivers.  International guidelines recommend taking into account the best interests of the child in decisions relating to incarceration of caregivers and generally encourage non-custodial arrangements for women…
Staff Writer
11 Mar 2016
Children's RightsCriminal JusticeFocus areasMalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSex Worker RightsUncategorized

SALC Research Report: No justice for the poor: A preliminary study of enforcement of nuisance-related offences in Blantyre, Malawi

Globally, there has been an increase in the implementation of laws which limit the behaviour, actions and movements of persons in public spaces. This greatly impedes the lives and livelihoods of those living in poverty and further perpetuates discrimination of the poorest and most vulnerable in society. In Malawi, Penal…
Staff Writer
24 Jul 2013