06 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: R...

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…

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02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
SALC calls for #equalhealthforall...

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering…

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09 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENG...

Every year, on 10 December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day – the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The celebrations recognise the commitment by nations in…

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15 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CALL TO JOIN WEEK OF MOURNING FOR THE DEMISE OF THE SADC TRIBUNAL...

15 November 2016 On 18 November 2005, the Southern African Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) was inaugurated. It was established to hear disputes of not only Southern African states but also of their citizens. This was a momentous occasion given…

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10 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CAN SADC PASS THE LESOTHO-TEST?...

At the end of October, the Lesotho Court of Appeal gave judgment in an important case relating to efforts by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to bring peace to Lesotho. The extent to which SADC is able to act…

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01 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
SALC NEWS RELEASE: LESOTHO COURT OF APPEAL DECISION ON SADC COMMISSION OF INQUIR...

On Friday 28 October 2016, the Lesotho Court of Appeal, per Farlam AP, handed down judgment in the case of Tefo Hashatsi v Prime Minister and 5 Others. A year earlier, on 16 October 2015, the Lt Col Hashatsi, a…

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31 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Palliative Care for Military Prisoners...

SALC supported a case brought by private lawyer, Advocate Mole Kumalo, to compel the Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) to permit a soldier being held in detention to access medical care, and thereafter, to be released on “open arrest” (a form…

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29 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Supporting Access to Justice...

SALC supported the wife of the late former commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, to oppose court proceedings brought to set aside an investigation into her husband’s killing in the matter of Hashatsi v the Prime Minister…

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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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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Laws and policies affecting transgender persons in Southern Africa...

Throughout Africa, transgender persons have to contend with pervasive negative experiences, such as societal stigma and discrimination. Many transgender men and women experience discrimination and harassment in their daily lives – at work, at home, while they are walking on…

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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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