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SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The ICC’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), will…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2013
BotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoSouth Africa

NEWS RELEASE: 130 GROUPS ACROSS AFRICA CALL FOR COUNTRIES TO BACK ICC

(Johannesburg, October 7, 2013) – 130 groups from across Africa called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a letter made public today to affirm their support for the court at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU). The meeting is scheduled for October 11 and 12, 2013, in Addis…
Staff Writer
9 Oct 2013
Focus areasFocus countriesLesothoWomen’s Land and Property Rights

News Release: Victory for Women’s Rights as Botswana Court of Appeal Finds Women Can Inherit Family Home Under Customary Law

Gaborone – The fight for women’s rights in Botswana took a major step forward today when the Court of Appeal in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others upheld the right of four sisters to inherit their family homestead, rejecting the argument that under Ngwaketse customary law only sons were allowed to inherit it. In…
Staff Writer
3 Sep 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoResourcesSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsTanzania

US SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ANTI-PROSTITUTION PLEDGE

The US Supreme Court yesterday struck down a requirement that organisations receiving any amount of PEPFAR funding sign an explicit policy opposing prostitution, known as the anti-prostitution pledge. The court held that the anti-prostitution pledge violated the right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The vote was 6-2 with two of the…
Staff Writer
21 Jun 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT-ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

Universal Jurisdiction News This report by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre demonstrates how civil society actors across the African continent have, through different initiatives, successfully intervened to secure domestic realisation of international criminal justice. The report reiterates the primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute international crimes at the national level, and urges African…
Staff Writer
18 Jun 2013
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS – AU, ICC LEADERS MUST FIND CONSENSUS ON KENYA WARRANTS

SPARE a thought for African Union (AU) chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Each has been tasked with providing leadership to prominent, if vulnerable, international bodies and will be judged on their records of leading their respective institutions to robust health. They are tasked at…
Staff Writer
11 Jun 2013
Focus areasFocus countriesLesothoWomen’s Land and Property Rights

News Release: Lesotho Court Fails Women by Denying Them the Right to Succeed to Chieftainship

Johannesburg, 16 May – Lesotho’s Constitutional Court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies all daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender. “This is a dark day for women in Lesotho.…
Staff Writer
16 May 2013