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SALC PARTICIPATES IN UPR PRE-SESSION ON NAMIBIA

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the pre-session of the second cycle of Namibia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). At the pre-session, SALC presented two statements. The first on behalf of itself, Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN) and Women’s Leadership Centre (WLC). This…
Articles and OpinionsCriminal JusticeHealth RightsMalawiSex Worker Rights

Malawi High Court Rules Mandatory HIV Testing is Unconstitutional

By Anneke Meerkotter, Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Ian Southey-Swartz, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) In 2009, a group of women, presumed to be sex workers, was arrested as part of a police sweeping exercise in Mwanza, Malawi. The women were taken to the Mwanza District Hospital where they…
Disability RightsFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsMalawiSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: COURTS URGED TO PROTECT VULNERABLE GROUPS

Blantyre, March 25: The Judiciary has been urged to interpret and fashion the law to ensure fulfillment of principle of equality on the various vulnerable groups in the country. Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda made the call to colleagues in the system on Friday in Blantyre during the launch of a book…
Staff Writer
25 Mar 2015
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesMalawiRule of LawSex Worker Rights

MALAWI HIGH COURT ISSUES NARROW DECISION ON STANDING

Over 6 years after hearing arguments, the Constitutional Court in Malawi issued in February a unanimous decision in Constitutional-Court-Judgment, a challenge to section 17 of the Married Women Property Rights, which has resulted in women being dispossessed of property when getting divorced. The challenge was brought by the Women and Law…
Priti Patel
20 Mar 2014
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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA CHAMPIONS SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS

On 20 December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada made a significant ruling relating to the rights of sex workers. In the case of Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford, a unanimous nine-panel Supreme Court bench ruled that various prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Canada, like most southern African countries (excluding South Africa),…
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SALC PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN COMMISSION REGIONAL SEMINAR ON KEY HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN AFRICA

From 3 to 5 October 2013, SALC participated in a Regional Consultative Seminar on “Key Human Rights Issues Affecting Women Living with HIV in Africa” in Dakar, Senegal. The regional seminar was organised by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Committee for the Protection of the Rights of…
Nyasha Chingore
16 Oct 2013