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MEDIA ADVISORY: CHALLENGE TO USE OF DEFILEMENT OFFENCES AGAINST ADOLESCENTS ENGAGED IN CONSENSUAL SEX IN MALAWI

Blantyre, 14 January 2022 – On 15 January 2022, the Malawi High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court will hear an application made by two minors AJ and TS who are challenging the constitutionality of the offence of defilement where it applies to consensual and non-exploitative sexual relationships between adolescent…
Staff Writer
14 Feb 2022
NamibiaNewsSOGIE Rights

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
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZambia

News Release: Prosection finally withdraws charges against Zambian youth activist for defaming President

Johannesburg, 19 January 2022 – On 18 January 2022, the Kitwe Subordinate Court was due to continue the trial of youth activist Lawrence Kasonde. Kasonde was arrested on 24 November 2020 for allegedly defaming former President Edgar Lungu. Instead, the prosecution applied for the accused to be discharged per section…
Staff Writer
19 Jan 2022
BotswanaNewsSOGIE Rights

BREAKING NEWS: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL DECRIMINALISES CONSENSUAL SEX BETWEEN SAME-SEX PARTNERS

29 November 2021, Gaborone – Today, the Botswana Court of Appeal, through Judge President Ian Kirby, issued a monumental judgment to decriminalise consensual sex between same-sex partners. In a unanimous decision, Justices Kirby, Ranowane, Lesetedi, Gaongalelwe and Garekwe, found that the Penal Code provisions violated the right to privacy (section…
Thabo Buthelezi
29 Nov 2021