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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…
Staff Writer
21 Nov 2017
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SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRACE

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in ICC proceedings, may allow for the saving of the court.…
Staff Writer
16 Nov 2017
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoMalawiMozambiqueNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DO MORE TO PROTECT REFUGEE, AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AND MIGRANTS ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY 20 JUNE 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African region calling on governments to respect the rights of asylum…
Staff Writer
19 Jun 2017
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide

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 African countries, prison conditions violate peoples’ human rights in a…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2017
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaTrainingZambiaZimbabwe

Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Regional Lawyers Training

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 resource materials are provided below, as arranged according to the…
Staff Writer
6 Mar 2017
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoLitigation ManualsMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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 domestic litigation as well as providing an overview to the…
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23 Sep 2016
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Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal (with access for individuals), addressed to the SADC member states

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 parties insistence in denying access to justice to the citizenry…
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6 Sep 2016
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Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights in Africa

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: Legal training on health and human rights” with support from…
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28 Jun 2016
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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 against them in their communities. We have observed abductions, killing…
Staff Writer
13 Jun 2016