29 May 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Media Advisory: Botswana – High Court Hearing: Challenging Criminalisation...

Gaborone, Botswana – On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Gaborone High Court will hear a case in which the constitutionality of the provisions that criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons will be challenged. The Applicant seeks an order that…

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29 May 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA...

Published by AfricanLII on 28 May 2018 In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation…

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18 May 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Research Report: The impact of laws criminalising same-sex relationships in Bots...

In commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May), Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the UNDP and Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa is launching a booklet entitled: "The law…

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02 May 2018 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: SALC COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY...

On 3 May, every year, the world celebrates the International World Press Freedom Day. The occasion is regarded as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom, defend the media from attacks…

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23 Mar 2018 Annabel Raw
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JA...

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in…

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28 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa...

States guarantee basic human rights and ensure physical security for their citizens. However, when people become refugees these protections disappear. Refugees fleeing war or persecution become incredibly vulnerable. They lose the protection of their own state and often it is…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al...

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre…

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12 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TR...

Suzgo Lungu and Aquinaldo Mandlate The Daily Maverick SADC as a regional block is pushing the agenda of promoting investment in the region and this is threatened if the region cannot create laws that repose confidence on investors. The rule…

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05 Feb 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Botswana: Challenge to the offence of sedition...

In September 2014, a warrant of arrest was issued for Botswana journalist, Outsa Makone, charging him with sedition after the publication of an article in the Sunday Standard on 31 August 2014, entitled "President hit in car while driving alone…

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08 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR CHANGES TRANSGENDER MAN’S IDENTITY DOCUMENT F...

The Registrar of National Registration of Botswana has issued a transgender man a new identity document that correctly reflects his male gender identity. Previously, the High Court of Botswana in a case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and…

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11 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUN...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and…

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06 Dec 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL HEARING ON COHESION AND XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Submission by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre to the South African Human Rights Commission in preparation for the national hearing on social cohesion and xenophobia in South Africa can be accessed here.

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