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JudgmentsWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Zambia: Challenging the displacement of communities from customary land in the Serenje District

The Muchinda Royal Establishment, the Zambia Land Alliance and SALC supported a displaced community who is currently residing in Musangashi Forest Reserve after they were violently displaced from their ancestral land in Mulembo, near Mulembo River (now called Billis Farm Limited) in the Serenje District of the Central Province of…
Staff Writer
May 4, 2020
BotswanaFocus areasJudgmentsSOGIE Rights

Botswana: Challenging Criminalisation of Same-Sex Sexual Relationships

In September 2016, a gay man, filed an application challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 165 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons. The man seeks an order that the continued criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual relationships violates his constitutional rights,…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationJudgmentsMalawiSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Malawi: Protecting right to freedom of expression for Woman Human Rights Defenders

SALC is supporting the Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Malawi to challenge the arbitrary arrest and detention of a Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) on a charge of “Insulting the Modesty of a Woman” in contravention of section 137(3) of the Penal Code. On 14 September 2017, Beatrice Mateyo, Executive…
Tambudzai Gonese
Jan 23, 2019
International Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth Africa

South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA signing of new SADC Tribunal protocol

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae in the matter of the Law Society of South Africa and others vs the President and Others. At the hearing SALC made submissions pertaining to relevant international and regional law legal basis for citizens to access a regional tribunal. These arguments were made to buttress the point that…
Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2018