12 Aug 2020 News
Joint Letter to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Tanzania...

SALC, SADC LA & CSL issued a letter to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Republic of Tanzania raising concerns around the recently enacted Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendments (Act No. 3 of 2020)

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05 Aug 2020 Prisoner Rights
Petty Offences Newsletter: Digest On Excessive Use Of Force In Response To COVID...

The Regional Campaign to Decriminalise Petty Offences has long argued for a change in police arrest practices and increased accountability of law enforcement agencies. Deprose Muchena, the Director of Amnesty International’s Southern Africa office, writes that the brutal killing of George Floyd…

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28 Jul 2020 Health Rights
Petty offences newsletter: Decongest prisons now!...

The COVID-19 pandemic has again highlighted the urgent need to decongest prisons throughout Africa. Although many countries have initiated decongestion measures, there is a simultaneous increase in arrests resulting from new COVID-19 laws. The impact of COVID-19 on courts and…

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27 Jul 2020 Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association
SALC statement on arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the clampdown on expression and peaceful assembly in Zimbabwe following the arrests of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume We are concerned by the arrest of investigative…

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