29 Oct 2018 Lesotho Anneke Meerkotter
LESOTHO: CHALLENGING POLICE TORTURE...

Factual Background The applicants were arrested by Thaba-Tseka Police in January 2018 on allegations of armed robbery. During the arrest, the applicants were assaulted and tortured to such an extent that they had to be taken to the hospital for…

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29 May 2018 Lesotho Anneke Meerkotter
JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA...

Published by AfricanLII on 28 May 2018 In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation…

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21 May 2018 Lesotho Staff Writer
Lesotho: Challenging the offence of criminal defamation...

SALC supported a case challenging the constitutionality of the offence of criminal defamation. On 6 July 2016, Basildon Peta was charged with the crime of defamation in contravention of section 104 of the Penal Code Act. The charges related to…

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07 Mar 2018 Lesotho Staff Writer
Celebrating Milestones on International Women’s Day 2018...

The United Nations theme for International Women’s Day for 2018 is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives “. This year’s theme provides us with an opportunity to reflect and take stock of the achievements that have…

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28 Feb 2018 Lesotho Staff Writer
Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa...

States guarantee basic human rights and ensure physical security for their citizens. However, when people become refugees these protections disappear. Refugees fleeing war or persecution become incredibly vulnerable. They lose the protection of their own state and often it is…

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