SADC

06 Dec 2019 Amanda Shivamba
STATEMENT CONDEMNING TANZANIA’S WITHDRAWAL OF INDIVIDUALS ACCESS TO THE AFRICA...

The below mentioned organisations are deeply concerned that the Tanzanian government has announced that it has withdrawn the right of individuals and NGOs to directly file cases against the State before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The…

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04 Dec 2019 Staff Writer
REVOCATION OF VISA TO A CONVICTED DUTCH WAR CRIMINAL: AUGUSTINUS MARIA KOUWENHOV...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has filed an application requesting the Western Cape High Court to cancel the visa of convicted arms trafficker and war criminal Augustinus Maria Kouwenhoven. Kouwenhoven has been resident in South Africa since December 2016. He…

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28 Nov 2019 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC Submissions on the South African National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)...

These submissions detail the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s (SALC’s) concerns that the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019, removes existing forms of access to healthcare services to certain categories of foreign nationals, particularly, asylum-seekers, certain categories of children and dependents, immigration…

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28 Nov 2019 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
MEDIA STATEMENT: SALC IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE WORSENING STATE OF THE HEALT...

Zimbabwe is bearing the brunt of the worst economic crisis in a decade, with shortages of foreign currency, fuel, power and medicines. The decay of Zimbabwe’s economy is noticeably reflected by its collapsing health system. Although there are consultations and…

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27 Nov 2019 Amanda Shivamba
STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF THE ZIMBABWE REPUBLIC POLICE FOR THE ASSAULT...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is extremely concerned by reports of alleged serious human rights violations and the continued commission of atrocities by the Zimbabwe Republic Police. In particular, SALC is concerned with in the recent arbitrary arrest of…

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26 Nov 2019 Staff Writer
High court decision affirms human rights of transgender people in Zimbabwe...

Opinion Piece first published on 26 November 2019 on mg.co.za In 2014, Ricky Nathanson was arrested and charged with criminal nuisance after she used a toilet for women. In a progressive judgment with far-reaching implications, the Zimbabwean high court found…

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21 Nov 2019 Amanda Shivamba
SALC POLICY BRIEF: THE DEMISE OF A LEGITIMATE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGIONAL COURT...

This weeks marks the 14 anniversary of the inauguration of the SADC Tribunal. The actions of the SADC Summit to suspend the Tribunal was  a retrogressive step in the promotion and protection of the right of access to justice. As…

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20 Nov 2019 Amanda Shivamba
STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE RESURRECTION OF A SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGIONAL COURT...

On 18 November 2005, the Southern African Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) was inaugurated. It was established through a protocol which created a regional court to hear disputes of not only SADC member states but also of their citizens. This…

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18 Nov 2019 Staff Writer
Breaking News: Zimbabwe High Court awards damages in ground breaking judgment in...

Zimbabwe High Court awards damages in ground breaking judgment in favour of Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman and activist. The Bulawayo High Court in Zimbabwe delivered a scathing judgment against Zimbabwean police. The Honourable Justice Bere awarded Ricky Nathanson, a…

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30 Oct 2019 Amanda Shivamba
SALC Oral Statement: At the African Commission on Human and People’s Right...

On the 24 October 2019, SALC delivered an oral statement at the the 65th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is in crisis facing chronic shortages of physical money, the country’s economy has…

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23 Oct 2019 Staff Writer
News Release: Tanzania Court of Appeal upholds ban on child marriage...

23 October 2019 - Today, the Tanzania Court of Appeal issued a judgment in the case of Attorney General V Rebeca Gyumi dismissing an appeal filed by the State against a judgment obtained in the High Court in 2016. Rebeca…

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18 Oct 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Summary of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act...

The Rights4All Project, under its My Body My Rights Campaign, published a booklet which summarises the provisions of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act of 2018. The booklet is available here.

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