04 Nov 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Statement condemning the re-arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is extremely concerned by the arrest of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, tellingly a day after International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. He was initially arrested in July 2020 after he expressed support…

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26 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Policy Brief: Rule by Law and the Attack on Civic Freedoms in Tanzania...

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was elected to office in 2015, and it has been under his tenure that the country’s human rights record continues to deteriorate. Despite the fact that Tanzania’s Constitution guarantees amongst others, the right to equality, the…

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19 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
The people v Laura Miti and Bornwell Mwewa...

On Saturday, 21 December 2019, Fumba Chama, popularly known as Pilato, a Zambian human rights defender and musician, was arrested for unlawful assembly in violation of the Public Order Act, due to his hosting of a youth forum which aimed…

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19 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Statement on the right to associate in Eswatini in light of the ESGM case...

Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM) is a human rights community-based advocacy organisation which aims to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex persons in the kingdom of Eswatini. The organisation works on reducing…

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15 Oct 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
SALC Submission on the Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill, 2020...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) filed written submissions in the Parliament of Eswatini. The  submissions were filed with the Clerk of the ICT Portfolio Committee. In the submissions, SALC called upon the Parliament of Eswatini to make a number…

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19 Sep 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
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 Human Rights Commission, the Constitutional Court has to decide whether…

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