02 Jul 2015 Uncategorized Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW TO BUILD AN ABSURD TROJAN HORSE...

AS I sit, immersed in the demands of caring for a newborn, it is surreal to observe the debacle around Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — not least for the accusations directed at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), an organisation…

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15 Apr 2015 Uncategorized Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: ARV CASE RULING APRIL 29...

Justice Terrence Rannowane of Gaborone High Court will, on April 29, deliver a ruling in the case in which the Attorney Generals (AGs) wants the court to grant a stay of execution order in relation to a ruling that directed government…

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04 Nov 2014 Uncategorized Caroline James
COURT DIARY: THULANI MASEKO AND BHEKI MAKHUBU APPEALS...

On Monday 3 November 2014, the Swazi Supreme Court heard two appeals in the Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu series of litigation. Maseko, a human rights lawyer, and Makhubu, the editor of The Nation magazine, were convicted of contempt of…

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21 Jul 2014 Uncategorized Staff Writer
WHY BRICS MUST SUPPORT THE ARMS TRADE TREATY...

The recent BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil concluded with the announcement of a development bank and reserve fund, intended to enable emerging and developing nations to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development goals. The move gives the BRICS credibility…

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01 Jul 2014 Uncategorized Caroline James
IN SWAZILAND, AS IN EGYPT, JOURNALISM SHOULD NOT BE A CRIME...

Over the past week the world has been reminded of the fragility of media freedom, and the risks many journalists face when reporting the news. Last Monday a court in Egypt sentenced two Al Jazeera journalists to seven years imprisonment,…

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04 Jun 2014 Uncategorized Annabel Raw
THE UNDP: COMPETING PERSPECTIVES ON PATENT REGULATION...

On 19 May 2014, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new Guidebook on the use of competition law to promote access to health technologies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Guidebook looks at competition law as a mechanism to…

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