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Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of Law

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
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNewsRule of Law

Lesotho: Law enforcement officials must be held accountable for disproportionate and unnecessary use of force against protestors

The Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemn the killing of a university student and an apparently unjustified physical assault on six other students who sustained serious injuries at the hands of police during a protest at the National University…
Thabo Buthelezi
15 Jul 2022
Articles and OpinionsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawSADC

Journalist a terrorist? How anti-terrorism laws constitute a threat to fundamental human rights in Eswatini

In May 2022, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary session on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Governments in Africa in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, resulting in a declaration entitled “robust response, deepening democracy and collective security”.  The declaration condemns and expresses zero-tolerance for all forms of “unconstitutional change of government”.…
Thabo Buthelezi
6 Jul 2022
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawSOGIE Rights

NEWS RELEASE: ESWATINI HIGH COURT AFFIRMS LGBTIQ+ RIGHTS YET DENIES REGISTRATION OF LGBTIQ+ ORGANISATION

29 April 2022, Mbabane - Today, the Eswatini High Court, per Dlamini J and Fakudze J, upheld the decision to refuse registration of Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM). In a dissenting opinion, Maphanga J agreed with Applicants that the decision of the Registrar of Companies was unreasonable. Dlamini J…
Bradley Fortuin
29 Apr 2022