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Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSOGIE RightsSouth Africa

MEDIA ADVISORY: JONATHAN DUBULA QWELANE V SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND ANOTHER

On 22 September 2020, the Constitutional Court will hear the case of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another (case no: 13/20). The Constitutional Court will decide whether section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (PEPUDA) is…
Staff Writer
21 Sep 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSOGIE RightsSouth Africa

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 the hate speech provision is constitutional. On 22 September 2020,…
Staff Writer
19 Sep 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawZimbabwe

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 inciting public violence. The Magistrates’ Court also ordered the Prosecutor…
Staff Writer
24 Aug 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

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 journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who has been at the forefront of…
Staff Writer
27 Jul 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZambia

Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying youth leaders right to protest

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 intolerance for the rights to freedom of expression and freedom…
Staff Writer
24 Jun 2020