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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
Feb 22, 2021
International Criminal JusticeResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSADC

SALC Policy Brief on ICC Witnesses and the Review of the Rome Statute: The Missing Link

The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court resolved in December 2019 to establish the Independent Expert Review to identify ways of strengthening the ICC and the Rome Statute system. The ASP mandated the Experts to make “concrete, achievable and actionable” recommendations to…
Suzgo Lungu
Dec 15, 2020
MalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSOGIE Rights

Malawi Research Report: ‘We get traumatised in different ways’

In February 2020, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Nyasa Rainbow Alliance held a consultation with individuals who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in Blantyre, Malawi. At this consultation, community members shared their lived experiences and identified numerous instances of discrimination and social exclusion related to their…
Anneke Meerkotter
Nov 10, 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResearch Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawTanzania

Policy Brief: Rule by Law and the Attack on Civic Freedoms in Tanzania

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was elected to office in 2015, and it has been under his tenure that the country’s human rights record continues to deteriorate. Despite the fact that Tanzania’s Constitution guarantees amongst others, the right to equality, the right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression and…
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2020
Research Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawZimbabwe

An Analysis of Zimbabwe’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to the Judiciary

The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2019 (‘the Amendment Bill’) was published in Zimbabwe’s Government Gazette on 31 December 2019. The Bill seeks to make changes to the current Constitution of Zimbabwe (‘the 2013 Constitution’), establishing the rules and principles by which the polity of Zimbabwe is governed.…
Amanda Shivamba
Jun 10, 2020
Research Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawSADCZimbabwe


A Constitution of any State is a body of fundamental principles which the State is acknowledged to be governed by; it is the supreme law of the land. The procedure for amending a Constitution differs from State to State; however, it is always more difficult to amend a Constitution than…
Staff Writer
May 27, 2020