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A victory for the right to fair and substantial justice: Recent cases from the Malawi High Court

All persons are entitled to fundamental rights and freedoms, including the right not to be discriminated against, harassed, or abused, and are fully entitled to fair treatment, due process of the law, and to be free from arbitrary arrest and detention. The High Court of Malawi has recently been critical of the way…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2017
BotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsMalawiPlain Language PublicationsResourcesTraining ToolsZambia

SALC Guidebook: Using complaints to address healthcare violations

This Guidebook provides information about how healthcare users in Africa can enforce their human right to health by making use of complaint processes, particularly for people who are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV (key populations). The Guidebook gives information for healthcare users about human rights when using healthcare services, and on…
Staff Writer
24 Dec 2016
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Laws and policies affecting transgender persons in Southern Africa

Throughout Africa, transgender persons have to contend with pervasive negative experiences, such as societal stigma and discrimination. Many transgender men and women experience discrimination and harassment in their daily lives – at work, at home, while they are walking on the street, or when they use public facilities such as…
Staff Writer
24 Sep 2016
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Using the court to protect vulnerable people: Perspectives from the judiciary and legal profession

In February and March 2014 the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, the National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates (Botswana) and the judiciaries in Malawi and Zambia co-hosted judicial colloquia on the rights of vulnerable groups. The colloquia provided a unique opportunity for judges to discuss and debate the development of…
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24 Dec 2014
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SALC handbook: Realising the promise of the protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right

SALC released a handbook in December 2014. The handbook, the first in the handbook series, entitled “Justice for all: Realising the Promise of the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights”, looks at the provisions of the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights…
Staff Writer
10 Dec 2014