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Reaffirming tolerance in Southern Africa on 16 November: The UN international day of tolerance

By Kelvin Vries On 16 November 1995, UNESCO’s member states adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. The Declaration defines tolerance as “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human”. The Declaration elevates tolerance from a moral…
Staff Writer
16 Nov 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResearch Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawTanzania

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 right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression and…
Staff Writer
26 Oct 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
NewsRule of LawZimbabwe

SALC statement condemning the barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the recent barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa, from representing her client, Hopewell Chin’ono, in a bail application before a magistrate’s court in Zimbabwe. SALC’s Executive Director, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh, made the following statement, “The barring of Beatrice…
Staff Writer
19 Aug 2020