13 May 2015 Staff Writer
ANGOLA: FABRICATED CHARGES AND CONTINUED DETENTION OF ACTIVISTS A MOCKERY OF JUS...

The continued detention of two human rights defenders held on fabricated charges of ‘crimes against the security of the state’ is a blatant oppression of freedom of expression and a mockery of justice in Angola, said Amnesty International and four…

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01 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: LAWYERS, RIGHTS GROUPS RALLY AROUND AUTHOR OF ‘BLOOD DIAMOND...

New York — The Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Amnesty International and over a dozen other human rights organisations including the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights have signed an open letter demanding justice for crusading Angolan journalist Rafael Marques…

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23 Mar 2015 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE CONDEMNS THE USE OF SOLITARY CO...

Johannesburg: The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its deepest concern at reports from Swaziland that Thulani Maseko, a prominent human rights lawyer convicted of contempt of court and serving a two-year prison sentence, was placed in solitary confinement for three…

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23 Mar 2015 Staff Writer
OPEN LETTER FROM HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREE PRESS GROUPS CALLING FOR CHARGES AGAINST ...

Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais wrote a book, and for that, he could go to jail. His book, published in Portugal in 2011, alleges serious human rights violations committed by army generals and companies in diamond fields in Angola. Those…

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18 Mar 2015 Staff Writer
JOINT STATEMENT-ANGOLA: DETAINED ACTIVISTS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONAL...

The Angolan authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two human rights defenders who were detained solely for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the country’s Cabinda region, five organizations including Amnesty International said today. Jose…

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08 Sep 2014 Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond
ANGOLA: PRESIDENTIAL MOVE DENIES JUSTICE FOR TWO MEN ABDUCTED AND KILLED BY STAT...

A man mysteriously disappears while heading to a demonstration he has helped organise. Two days later his colleague receives a call from someone purporting to know what has happened to him. The colleague goes to meet this informant and is…

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19 Aug 2014 Annabel Raw
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TIME OF EBOLA...

The outbreak of Ebola in west Africa has caused global hysteria and fear. Human rights should be our focus instead. In recent weeks, two Ebola-infected American missionaries, were selected to receive “compassionate” doses of an experimental serum, ZMapp, as their patients…

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18 Nov 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS...

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The…

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18 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT-ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL J...

Universal Jurisdiction News This report by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre demonstrates how civil society actors across the African continent have, through different initiatives, successfully intervened to secure domestic realisation of international criminal justice. The report reiterates the primary responsibility to investigate and…

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11 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS – AU, ICC LEADERS MUST FIND CONSENSUS ON KENYA WARRANTS...

SPARE a thought for African Union (AU) chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Each has been tasked with providing leadership to prominent, if vulnerable, international bodies and will be judged on their records of leading…

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15 May 2013 Caroline James
AN EXCITING WEEK IN COURT FOR SALC: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY...

SALC will be in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the South Gauteng High Court, the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court and the Lesotho High Court this week for cases that deal with freedom of expression, the right to equality and the…

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08 May 2013 Staff Writer
SALC REPORT: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTI...

SALC is pleased to announce the release of Positive Reinforcement: Advocating for International Criminal Justice in Africa. It is intended that Positive Reinforcement be a resource, guide and advocacy tool for African civil society working in the field of international criminal law in…

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