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STATEMENT WELCOMING ZAMBIA’s COMMITMENT TO PROTECTION OF COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS

15 September 2022, Lusaka – The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes the Zambia government’s renewed commitment to protecting the land rights of communities in rural areas. In President Hichilema’s speech at the opening of the National Assembly on 9 September 2022, he highlighted the unscrupulous way some local authorities…
Staff Writer
15 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of Law

Espaço cívico sob ataque! – Estamos com o povo de Mianmar e da Palestina na sua luta contra os sistemas opressivos

"Se é neutro em situações de injustiça, escolheu o lado do opressor".  (Desmond Tutu) Nós, as organizações africanas de direitos humanos abaixo assinadas, condenamos veementemente os mais recentes desenvolvimentos que restringem o trabalho das organizações da sociedade civil na Palestina e executam activistas em Mianmar. Sob o manto das leis…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSADC

L’espace civique attaqué ! – Nous sommes aux côtés des peuples du Myanmar et de la Palestine dans leur lutte contre les systèmes d’oppression

"Si vous êtes neutre dans des situations d'injustice, vous avez choisi le camp de l'oppresseur." (Desmond Tutu) Nous, les organisations africaines des droits de l'homme soussignées, condamnons fermement les développements les plus récents restreignant le travail des organisations de la société civile en Palestine et exécutant les activistes au Myanmar.…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of Law

Civic space under attack! – We stand with the people of Myanmar and Palestine in their struggle against oppressive systems

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” (Desmond Tutu) We, the undersigned African human rights organisations, strongly condemn the most recent developments restricting the work of civil society organisations in Palestine and executing activists in Myanmar. Under the cloak of counter-terrorism…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNewsRule of Law

Lesotho: Law enforcement officials must be held accountable for disproportionate and unnecessary use of force against protestors

The Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemn the killing of a university student and an apparently unjustified physical assault on six other students who sustained serious injuries at the hands of police during a protest at the National University…
Thabo Buthelezi
15 Jul 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsNewsSADCSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE Rights

STATEMENT CALLING ON SADC MEMBER STATES TO PRIORITISE LGBTQI+ RIGHTS

In March 2022, over 60 LGBTIQ+ activists from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region met in Johannesburg to strengthen regional collaboration and promote strategies that advance the rights and well-being of LGBTIQ+ persons within the Southern Africa region. The convening noted that few SADC Member States had taken any…
Bradley Fortuin
11 Jul 2022