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Equality Rights

Zambian authorities must implement the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ recommendations

A range of Zambian organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and other civil society organizations (CSOs) – who early in March this year made submissions to the UN Committee on…
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ESWATINI MUST PUT AN END TO THE HARASSMENT OF TANELE MASEKO

Every unanswered question deepens the Maseko family’s despair and trauma and entrenches impunity for his assassination in front of his wife and children; every stone unturned is a monument to…
Socio-Economic Rights

Zambian government must ensure transparent dam approval processes, uphold environmental regulations, and protect local community rights

27 March 2024 -The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) is concerned by recent remarks of President Hakainde Hichilema made during the launch of early maize harvests in the Mkushi Central province of Zambia on 20…
Botswana

High Court sets a date for constitutional challenge on ‘alarming publications’ provision

The High Court of Botswana has set 15 May 2024 as the date to hear the constitutional challenge of Section 59(1) of the Botswana Penal Code.

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ESWATINI MUST PUT AN END TO THE HARASSMENT OF TANELE MASEKO

Every unanswered question deepens the Maseko family’s despair and trauma and entrenches impunity for his assassination in front of his wife and children; every stone unturned is a monument to…
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Can Eswatini develop in its current political impasse?

Another election has come and gone in Eswatini. A Prime Minister and a Cabinet appointed without the express will of the people. The election happened despite an express call by…
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In the lead-up to Malawi’s election ‘re-run’, its government is in free fall

On 17 June, SALC's intern, Nicholas Bugeja's article titled " In the lead-up to Malawi's election re-run, its Government is in free fall" was published in the Independant Australia In…
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Philanthropy, Civil Society and Litigation – without these our democracy could truly be captured

Article credit: Daily Maverick There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions…

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Civic Rights

Revitilising the campaign against sedition and insult offences in Africa

Sedition laws are a serious threat to freedom of expression and democracy in Africa. These laws are often used to silence dissent and criminalize legitimate criticism of the government. In…
Civic Rights

SALC submission on Zimbabwe’s 3rd universal periodic review

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis, which has only been exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown restrictions have led to a decrease in manufacturing,…
Civic Rights

2019-2021 Biennial report

SALC's biennial report captures activities for March 2019 to February 2021. Read the report here.
Civic Rights Association & Assembly

SALC submission to the OHCHR for the Tanzania UPR

In March 2021, SALC made a submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights for the Tanzania UPR 39th session. Read the submission here.