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News Release: Disappointment and hope as same-sex couples are compelled to approach the Namibia Supreme Court for justice

Windhoek, 20 January 2022 – Today, a three-panel bench of the Namibia High Court dismissed two applications that challenged the denial of immigration status to non-Namibian spouses. In both matters, the couples had entered valid legal partnerships outside of Namibia, but their relationships were not recognised for immigration purposes because…
Staff Writer
20 Jan 2022
BotswanaCriminal JusticeEswatiniFocus areasMalawiNamibiaResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSex Worker RightsTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sex workers in Southern Africa

In October 2020, SALC conducted a mapping exercise in some countries in the SADC region (Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi) to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on sex workers. The information reported is from conversations with eight activists working for sex worker organisations in seven Southern African…
Staff Writer
22 Feb 2021
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoNamibiaSouth Africa

Good news as South Africa affirms its commitment to accountability for international crimes

The Daily Maverick 26 June 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh On 11 June, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from action against US citizens. Trump’s order stated that the ICC actions were ‘illegitimate’ and ‘impede the critical national security and foreign policy work…
Staff Writer
26 Jun 2020
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe


On 3 May, every year, the world celebrates the International World Press Freedom Day. The occasion is regarded as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom, defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who lost…
Staff Writer
2 May 2018
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaCriminal JusticeEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe


Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in Kenya’s North Rift, Patrick Kipng’etich and Daniel and Henry Ng’etich didn’t think much of…
Annabel Raw
23 Mar 2018
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRefugee and Migrant RightsResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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 their own government that is persecuting them. If third countries…
Staff Writer
28 Feb 2018
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Centre for Applied Studies (CALS) were admitted…
Staff Writer
13 Feb 2018