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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24 Aug 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
JOINT STATEMENT CONCERNING THE JUDGMENT AGAINST LAWYER BEATRICE MTETWA...

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and individuals note with grave concern the decision of the Zimbabwean Magistrates Court to disqualify Beatrice Mtetwa from continuing as defence legal counsel for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who is currently being tried on charges of…

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27 Jul 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
SALC statement on arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the clampdown on expression and peaceful assembly in Zimbabwe following the arrests of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume We are concerned by the arrest of investigative…

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24 Jun 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying yout...

Zambian authorities have escalated their attacks on dissent by thwarting a planned anti-corruption protest leading to organisers streaming their protest from the outskirts of Lusaka. According to a coalition of civil society organizations, Zambian authorities are escalating their attacks and…

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