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MALAWI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION CASE FROM 26 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.

Malawi, Blantyre, 21 September 2022: From 26 to 30 September 2022, the High Court of Malawi, sitting as a Constitutional Court, will hear a case brought by members of Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA) challenging the refusal by the Ministry of Justice through its office of the Registrar General to register NRA,…
Staff Writer
21 Sep 2022
Business and Human RightsNewsWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

STATEMENT WELCOMING ZAMBIA’s COMMITMENT TO PROTECTION OF COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS

15 September 2022, Lusaka – The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes the Zambia government’s renewed commitment to protecting the land rights of communities in rural areas. In President Hichilema’s speech at the opening of the National Assembly on 9 September 2022, he highlighted the unscrupulous way some local authorities…
Staff Writer
15 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSADC

L’espace civique attaqué ! – Nous sommes aux côtés des peuples du Myanmar et de la Palestine dans leur lutte contre les systèmes d’oppression

"Si vous êtes neutre dans des situations d'injustice, vous avez choisi le camp de l'oppresseur." (Desmond Tutu) Nous, les organisations africaines des droits de l'homme soussignées, condamnons fermement les développements les plus récents restreignant le travail des organisations de la société civile en Palestine et exécutant les activistes au Myanmar.…
Staff Writer
14 Sep 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNewsRule of Law

Lesotho: Law enforcement officials must be held accountable for disproportionate and unnecessary use of force against protestors

The Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemn the killing of a university student and an apparently unjustified physical assault on six other students who sustained serious injuries at the hands of police during a protest at the National University…
Thabo Buthelezi
15 Jul 2022
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsNewsSADCSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE Rights

STATEMENT CALLING ON SADC MEMBER STATES TO PRIORITISE LGBTQI+ RIGHTS

In March 2022, over 60 LGBTIQ+ activists from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region met in Johannesburg to strengthen regional collaboration and promote strategies that advance the rights and well-being of LGBTIQ+ persons within the Southern Africa region. The convening noted that few SADC Member States had taken any…
Bradley Fortuin
11 Jul 2022