06 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: R...

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…

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03 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CELEBRATES WORLD HABITAT DAY...

Every year, the first Monday of October is celebrated across the globe as World Habitat Day. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, the World Habitat Day is meant to reflect on the state of wellbeing of towns…

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28 Sep 2016 Caroline James
INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO KNOW DAY – 28 SEPTEMBER 2016...

28 September is the International Right to Know Day. The right to know encompasses the rights to access to information and expression, and contributes to fostering a society and government based on the values of openness, transparency and accountability. The…

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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
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…

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23 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
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…

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06 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of th...

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…

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15 Jul 2016 Staff Writer
News Release: Charges dropped against Angolan activist Arão Bula Tempo as court...

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…

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28 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights ...

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:…

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13 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
International Albinism Awareness Day...

Calling upon states to honour their human rights commitments for persons with albinism. In recent years we have observed serious violations and threats committed against people with albinism. These threats and violations include acts of discrimination, stigmatisation, marginalisation and violence…

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26 May 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CELEBRATES AFRICA DAY...

Today SALC commemorates Africa Day. Africa Day was initiated as a celebration to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. While the OAU’s initial focus at the time was on the decolonization of Africa, with…

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24 May 2016 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT: SALC WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF ANGOLAN HUMAN RIGTS ACTIVIST, JOSE ...

On Friday, 20 May 2016, the Supreme Court in Angola acquitted human rights activist, José Marcos Mavungo who faced charges of rebellion, holding that “there were no concrete facts related to the crimes of which he was accused”. Mavungo had…

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12 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Highlights Human Rights concerns in Angola at the African Commission...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today presented an oral statement to the African Commission Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) concerning the situation of HRDs in Angola. The statement was presented during the 58th session of the African…

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