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News Release: Stolen election in the DRC does not bode well for peace and security

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned for ongoing peace and stability in the DRC following massive election fraud and a questionable decision from the Constitutional Court. Despite the 2018 elections being the first to lead to a democratic transfer of power, there remain serious legitimacy issues at…
Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2019
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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 on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who lost…
Staff Writer
May 2, 2018
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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 their own government that is persecuting them. If third countries…
Staff Writer
Feb 28, 2018
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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 (SALC) and the Centre for Applied Studies (CALS) were admitted…
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Feb 13, 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL

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 of law is of paramount importance if the region is…
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Feb 12, 2018
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NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUNCH OF HIV REPORT

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 Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges…
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Dec 11, 2017
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STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP (COALITION FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL) MOURNS THE DEMISE OF THE SADC TRIBUNAL

About the SADC Tribunal - Civil society slam states for suspending the Tribunal On what what was supposed to be the 12th Anniversary of the SAC Tribunal, SALC and civil society partners, members of SADC Tribunal Coalition, express serious concern about the suspension of the Tribunal. Collectively, these stakeholders reminded states of the importance of a sub-regional…
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Nov 21, 2017