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Espaço cívico sob ataque! – Estamos com o povo de Mianmar e da Palestina na sua luta contra os sistemas opressivos

"Se é neutro em situações de injustiça, escolheu o lado do opressor".  (Desmond Tutu) Nós, as organizações africanas de direitos humanos abaixo assinadas, condenamos veementemente os mais recentes desenvolvimentos que restringem o trabalho das organizações da sociedade civil na Palestina e executam activistas em Mianmar. Sob o manto das leis…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSADC

L’espace civique attaqué ! – Nous sommes aux côtés des peuples du Myanmar et de la Palestine dans leur lutte contre les systèmes d’oppression

"Si vous êtes neutre dans des situations d'injustice, vous avez choisi le camp de l'oppresseur." (Desmond Tutu) Nous, les organisations africaines des droits de l'homme soussignées, condamnons fermement les développements les plus récents restreignant le travail des organisations de la société civile en Palestine et exécutant les activistes au Myanmar.…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of Law

Civic space under attack! – We stand with the people of Myanmar and Palestine in their struggle against oppressive systems

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” (Desmond Tutu) We, the undersigned African human rights organisations, strongly condemn the most recent developments restricting the work of civil society organisations in Palestine and executing activists in Myanmar. Under the cloak of counter-terrorism…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Business and Human RightsChildren's RightsInternational Criminal JusticeOngoing casesSouth AfricaZambia

Human rights groups intervene in historic class action for lead poisoning launched by Zambian children and women

On 9 May 2022, Amnesty International and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have applied to intervene in an unprecedented class action lawsuit. The case was brought by a group of children and women against the mining giant Anglo American in South Africa and seeks compensation for the long-term impacts…
Staff Writer
10 May 2022
Business and Human RightsChildren's RightsInternational Criminal JusticeNewsSouth AfricaZambia

News Release: South Africa – Human rights groups intervene in historic class action for lead poisoning launched by Zambian children

Amnesty International and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have applied to intervene in an unprecedented class action lawsuit in a case brought by a group of Zambian children and women against the mining giant Anglo American in South Africa, the organizations have announced after filing papers today. The claimants…
Staff Writer
9 May 2022
International Criminal JusticeOngoing casesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

THE PROSECUTOR V DOMINIC ONGWEN: JOINT AMICUS CURIAE SUBMISSION BY SALC AND PROF. BONITA MEYERSFELD

In the seminal case of The Prosecutor v Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC), SALC and Prof. Bonita Meyersfeld have been admitted as amicus curiae. Dominic Ongwen (Mr. Ongwen) was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes by Trial Chamber IX of the ICC on 4 February…
Staff Writer
14 Feb 2022
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSADCSouth Africa

South Africa: A safe haven for perpetrators of international crimes?

Mail & Guardian 12 November 2021 Atilla Kisla The Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) visited Pretoria on 8 and 9 November to meet representatives of the South African departments of home affairs, police, justice and international relations. The IRMCT was mandated by the…
Staff Writer
15 Nov 2021