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STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP (COALITION FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL) MOURNS THE DEMISE OF THE SADC TRIBUNAL

About the SADC Tribunal - Civil society slam states for suspending the Tribunal On what what was supposed to be the 12th Anniversary of the SAC Tribunal, SALC and civil society partners, members of SADC Tribunal Coalition, express serious concern about the suspension of the Tribunal. Collectively, these stakeholders reminded states of the importance of a sub-regional…
Staff Writer
21 Nov 2017
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRACE

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in ICC proceedings, may allow for the saving of the court.…
Staff Writer
16 Nov 2017
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNewsTanzania

STATEMENT: 61ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS, BANJUL, THE GAMBIA |1-15 November 2017

SALC is attending the 61st  Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights in Banjul, Republic of the Gambia. The organisation, yesterday, made submissions on freedom of expression in Lesotho and Tanzania highlighting critical concern relating to freedom of press and the media, as well as attacks against journalist. Click here for full…
Staff Writer
7 Nov 2017
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth AfricaTanzania

SADC Lawyers Association raises concerns with South Africa’s intentions to leave the ICC

Pretoria, 28 March 2017– The Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC-LA), Stanley Nyamanhindi has today submitted a letter to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services registering SADC-LA’s concern with South Africa’s decision to leave the Rome Statute of the…
Staff Writer
5 Apr 2017
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and is the leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV: In 2015, 1.8 million people died from TB. In many African countries, prison conditions violate peoples’ human rights in a…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2017
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaTrainingZambiaZimbabwe

Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Regional Lawyers Training

From 13-15 March 2017, SALC hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Rights. Participants, speakers and interested parties are invited to access resources on this page relating to the training. Links to the resource materials are provided below, as arranged according to the…
Staff Writer
6 Mar 2017
BotswanaChildren's RightsCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsInternational Criminal JusticeMalawiRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSeminars and ConferencesSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawyers in Southern Africa

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, in conjunction with the National Association of Women Judges and…
Staff Writer
24 Jan 2017