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Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights in Africa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation working to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in Southern Africa. SALC is hosting a regional training event for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” with support from…
Staff Writer
28 Jun 2016
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

International Albinism Awareness Day

Calling upon states to honour their human rights commitments for persons with albinism. In recent years we have observed serious violations and threats committed against people with albinism. These threats and violations include acts of discrimination, stigmatisation, marginalisation and violence against them in their communities. We have observed abductions, killing…
Staff Writer
13 Jun 2016
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC CELEBRATES AFRICA DAY

Today SALC commemorates Africa Day. Africa Day was initiated as a celebration to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. While the OAU’s initial focus at the time was on the decolonization of Africa, with the goal of political decolonisation having been achieved, the organisation has…
Staff Writer
26 May 2016
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights review

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights…
Staff Writer
1 Apr 2016
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe

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
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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
AngolaFocus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeMozambiqueRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaZambia

AN EXCITING WEEK IN COURT FOR SALC: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY, REFUGEE LAW AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

SALC will be in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the South Gauteng High Court, the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court and the Lesotho High Court this week for cases that deal with freedom of expression, the right to equality and the interplay between refugee law and international criminal law. 14 May…
Caroline James
15 May 2013
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC REPORT: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

SALC is pleased to announce the release of Positive Reinforcement: Advocating for International Criminal Justice in Africa. It is intended that Positive Reinforcement be a resource, guide and advocacy tool for African civil society working in the field of international criminal law in Africa. It explores the history and development of international criminal…
Staff Writer
8 May 2013