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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 of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
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2 Mar 2017
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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN 2016

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 the world to uphold human rights, and serve as a…
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9 Dec 2016
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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 that a regional court with the power to hear human…
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15 Nov 2016
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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 of Lesotho and Others. Brig Mahao was killed in June 2015…
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29 Oct 2016
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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 the street, or when they use public facilities such as…
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24 Sep 2016
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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