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SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIA ILLEGALLY STERILIZED HIV-INFECTED WOMEN

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – A Namibian court on Monday ruled state hospitals illegally sterilized three HIV-positive women, opening the door for suits from other women who claim they were coerced into the procedure because they were infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The court ruled the three were sterilized without being…
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30 Jul 2012
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NEWS RELEASE: HIGH COURT FINDS NAMIBIA COERCIVELY STERILISED HIV POSITIVE WOMEN

HIGH COURT FINDS NAMIBIA COERCIVELY STERILISED HIV POSITIVE WOMEN Johannesburg– In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek found today that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights. “This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in Namibia,” said…
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30 Jul 2012
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Namibia high court to deliver judgment in landmark coerced sterilization case

On Monday 30 July 2012, the High Court in Namibia is due to issue its judgment in a landmark case challenging the coerced sterilisation of three HIV-positive women. The three women alleged that they were sterilised without their informed consent in violation of their rights under common law and the…
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27 Jul 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT TO RULE ON COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN

NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT TO RULE ON COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN Johannesburg – On Monday July 30th, the High Court in Namibia is due to issue its judgment in a landmark case challenging the coerced sterilisation of three HIV-positive women. The three women alleged that they were sterilised without their informed…
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24 Jul 2012
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NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT CONTINUES TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN CASE

The Windhoek High Court will continue hearing the case of three HIV-positive women who were allegedly subjected to sterilization without their consent at public hospitals in Namibia on 18 January. The women are suing the Government of Namibia for violations to their constitutional rights to dignity; freedom from cruel and inhuman…
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13 Dec 2010
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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 …
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11 Nov 2010