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NEWS RELEASE: LESOTHO LAW BANNING WOMEN FROM BECOMING CHIEFS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND MUST BE REPEALED, SAYS SALC

Johannesburg—The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today joined the fight to repeal parts of Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship, by filing submissions in a landmark case that is due before the country’s Constitutional Court next month. “Universally denying women the ability…
Staff Writer
17 Jan 2012
LesothoWomen’s Land and Property Rights

SALC amicus: Masupha v the senior resident magistrate for the subordinate court of Berea and others

The submission highlights the role that the right to equality and the elimination of discrimination play in ensuring an effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the submission SALC argues that discriminatory laws that affect women further entrench the HIV/AIDS pandemic by reducing women’s economic autonomy and thus their ability to…
Staff Writer
16 Jan 2012
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AFRICAN COMMISSION: AFRICAN COUNTRIES URGED TO DEEPEN RIGHTS CULTURE

African countries have been asked to deepen their culture of human rights and mutually encourage one another to respond progressively and decisively to the right to development. This call was made Wednesday by the African Union’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner at the opening of the 48th …
Staff Writer
11 Nov 2010