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SALC REPORT: THE SUSPENSION OF JUDGE THOMAS MASUKU: ANOTHER INSTANCE OF SWAZILAND’S ONGOING RULE OF LAW CRISIS

The attached report describes the current judicial proceedings against Justice Thomas Masuku of Swaziland, who is facing a variety of unsubstantiated charges of judicial misconduct. The proceedings against Justice Masuku are contextualized in the report with a description of the wider, ongoing rule of law crisis in Swaziland. Swaziland Report
Staff Writer
8 Aug 2011
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of Law

PRESS RELEASE: SWAZI AUTHORITIES BEG FOR FUNDS WITH ONE HAND, WHILE WRECKING THE RULE OF LAW WITH THE OTHER, SAY AFRICAN LEGAL BODIES

JOHANNESBURG – Regional and continental legal bodies have condemned the suspension of Swazi High Court Justice, Thomas Masuku, and demanded his immediate reinstatement – as well as urging South Africa to carefully reconsider any financial support for the country in light of this latest assault on the judiciary and the rule…
Staff Writer
7 Jul 2011
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AFRICAN COMMISSION: AFRICAN COUNTRIES URGED TO DEEPEN RIGHTS CULTURE

African countries have been asked to deepen their culture of human rights and mutually encourage one another to respond progressively and decisively to the right to development. This call was made Wednesday by the African Union’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner at the opening of the 48th …
Staff Writer
11 Nov 2010
Criminal JusticeEswatiniNewsRule of Law

SALC NEWS RELEASE: THULANI MASEKO, A PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND IS CURRENTLY IN POLICE CUSTODY. HE WAS INITIALLY CHARGED UNDER SWAZILAND’S RECENTLY ENACTED SUPPRESSION OF TER

Thulani Maseko, a prominent human rights lawyer, has been arrested and is currently in police custody. He was initially charged under Swaziland’s recently enacted Suppression of Terrorism Act, but now faces charges under the Sedition Act. Maseko is currently acting for Mario Masuku, president of the banned People’s United Democratic…
Staff Writer
2 Jun 2009