Judicial Independence

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Who we are The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a non-governmental regional organisation based in Johannesburg (South Africa) that promotes and advances human rights, democratic governance, the rule of…
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Thulani Maseko: Justice and accountability remains elusive in Eswatini

In the calm shadows of impunity, the deafening silence surrounding the assassination of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko hangs heavy. Justice, once Maseko’s weapon of choice, now lies silenced with…
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South African arms exports: Creating a practice of double standards?

South Africa’s stance in the Palestine situation, calling for a cessation of arms transfers and standing for the protection of human rights and civilians, embodies guiding principles and criteria that…
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Rural Women Confront Land Dispossession as a Form of GBV

In the predominantly women-owned agricultural lands of Serenje District in Zambia's Central Province, home of the Lala people, a lesser-known form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has been unfolding for several…

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Botswana

Botswana: Appointment of High Court judges and procedures of the Judicial Service Commission

In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana brought an application in the Gaborone High Court challenging the process of appointment of judges to the High Court in Botswana. The case…

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Thulani Maseko: Justice and accountability remains elusive in Eswatini

In the calm shadows of impunity, the deafening silence surrounding the assassination of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko hangs heavy. Justice, once Maseko’s weapon of choice, now lies silenced with…
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Trampling on the rule of law in Lesotho

Daily Maverick By Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh Lesotho has faced repeated political and security crises over many years. Politics in the impoverished mountain kingdom has been marked by coups and assassinations and…
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Swazi lawyers march over judge’s sacking

The Mail&Guardian Anti-government protest is gathering pace in Swaziland, with lawyers now taking to the street alongside labour unions, teachers, taxi drivers and banned political parties. The kingdom’s lawyers marched…
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International shock at judge’s dismissal

MBABANE – International lawyers’ associations have reacted with alarm to the sacking of High Court Judge, Justice Thomas Masuku. Swazi Times The formations say this action speaks of clear contempt…

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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.