04 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
Workshop Report: Using Complaints to address Healthcare Violations in Botswana...

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Botswana from 21-22 February 2017 for participants…

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24 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ...

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…

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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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02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
SALC calls for #equalhealthforall...

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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24 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Guidebook: Using complaints to address healthcare violations...

This Guidebook provides information about how healthcare users in Africa can enforce their human right to health by making use of complaint processes, particularly for people who are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV (key populations). The Guidebook gives information for healthcare…

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09 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENG...

Every year, on 10 December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day – the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The celebrations recognise the commitment by nations in…

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15 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CALL TO JOIN WEEK OF MOURNING FOR THE DEMISE OF THE SADC TRIBUNAL...

15 November 2016 On 18 November 2005, the Southern African Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) was inaugurated. It was established to hear disputes of not only Southern African states but also of their citizens. This was a momentous occasion given…

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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
The LEGABIBO case: A victory for the right to freedom of association...

In March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ruled that the government's refusal to register an LGBT organisation unconstitutional. This ground-breaking case created important precedent on the right to freedom of association, and the right of LGBT persons to advocate…

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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Accountability and redress for discrimination in healthcar...

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV but also amongst those most vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and discrimination violate human rights and are barriers…

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