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LAUNCH OF REPORT ON ANGOLA JUSTICE SECTOR AND DISCUSSIONS ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN AFRICA

On 4 November 2017, there will be a launch of report on the justice sector of Angola. The discussion will be on Regional perspectives on access to justice, Domestic perspectives on access to justice: Reflections on progress and challenges in Angola and Mozambique. The objectives are to increase awareness about…
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25 Oct 2017
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SALC CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DO MORE TO PROTECT REFUGEE, AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AND MIGRANTS ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY 20 JUNE 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African region calling on governments to respect the rights of asylum…
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19 Jun 2017
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According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and is the leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV: In 2015, 1.8 million people died from TB. In many African countries, prison conditions violate peoples’ human rights in a…
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24 Mar 2017
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Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Regional Lawyers Training

From 13-15 March 2017, SALC hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Rights. Participants, speakers and interested parties are invited to access resources on this page relating to the training. Links to the resource materials are provided below, as arranged according to the…
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6 Mar 2017
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Laws and policies affecting transgender persons in Southern Africa

Throughout Africa, transgender persons have to contend with pervasive negative experiences, such as societal stigma and discrimination. Many transgender men and women experience discrimination and harassment in their daily lives – at work, at home, while they are walking on the street, or when they use public facilities such as…
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24 Sep 2016
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SALC Litigation Manual: Litigating cases on freedom of expression

This manual is a resource for private and public lawyers in southern Africa who are litigating cases in domestic courts challenging laws, policies and practices involving freedom of expression. The manual discusses the use of foreign and international law in domestic litigation as well as providing an overview to the…
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23 Sep 2016
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Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal (with access for individuals), addressed to the SADC member states

On the occasion of the 36th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC Summit), we the undersigned members of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal, are raising serious concerns over state parties insistence in denying access to justice to the citizenry…
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6 Sep 2016
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News Release: Charges dropped against Angolan activist Arão Bula Tempo as court concludes lack of evidence

Earlier this week, an Angolan court dropped all criminal charges against Angolan rights activist Arão Bula Tempo due to lack of evidence to support the charges. Mr Tempo and another human rights defender, co-accused José Marcos Mavungo, were detained on 14 March 2015 for alleged involvement in the organisation of…
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15 Jul 2016
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Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights in Africa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation working to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in Southern Africa. SALC is hosting a regional training event for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” with support from…
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28 Jun 2016