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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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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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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01 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights...

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan,…

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10 Jul 2014 Staff Writer
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: THOMAS LUBANGA: THE RISE AND FALL OF A CONGOLESE W...

Thomas Lubanga, who became the first war criminal to be sentenced by the International Criminal Court, started off as a trader in Congo.   Thomas Lubanga, who became the first war criminal to be sentenced by the International Criminal Court,…

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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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09 Oct 2013 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: 130 GROUPS ACROSS AFRICA CALL FOR COUNTRIES TO BACK ICC...

(Johannesburg, October 7, 2013) – 130 groups from across Africa called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a letter made public today to affirm their support for the court at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU). The meeting…

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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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