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Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression in Eswatini

Opinion Piece first published on 22 July 2019 on Polity.org.za In May 2019 a lone activist, Goodwill Sibiya, sought to file an application before the civil courts in Eswatini. In the application, apparently drafted without legal representation, the applicant sought to remedy perceived defects of the government. The veracity of the applicant’s…
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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE As civil society organisations from across the region, we are concerned by the increased arrests of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. In 2019 alone, numerous human rights defenders have been arrested, detained and charged with offences…
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26 Jun 2019
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SALC Research Report: Alignment of Eswatini’s Domestic Laws with Recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

It is more than seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted yet the struggle to achieve full realisation of human rights remains a pressing reality. One of the challenges hampering the enjoyment of human rights is the degree to which State parties to key human…
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11 Mar 2019
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CSO STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI

FOCUSSING ON CIVIL, POLITICAL and ECONOMIC RIGHTS Presented at the 63rd session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights Chair, honourable Commissioners of the AComHPR, State delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions, members of Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) and distinguished participants. The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC)…
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19 Nov 2018