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07 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
A new dawn for the protection of the rights of vulnerable communities with unreg...

Commonwealth Lawyers Association 26 June 2020 Brigadier Siachitema In a recent decision of the High Court for Zambia, a community of displaced Zambian villagers succeeded in a land dispute against commercial farmers, the local authority, and the Zambian government. The…

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03 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
MALAWI: CHALLENGING CRIMINALISATION OF ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY...

SALC is working with Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) – Malawi in a challenge to  the law of defilement in s138 of the Penal Code,inasfar as it  criminalises consensual sex between adolescents in Malawi. It is illegal to have sex with a girl under the age…

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03 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Letter to the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers...

Civil Society Organisations wrote a letter to the Sepecial Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the killing of Judge Raphael Yanyi Ovungu. Here is the English version of the letter. Here is the French version of the…

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29 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
News Release: ZIMBABWE HIGH COURT COMPELS ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION IN CHIEF...

29 June 2020 – On 25 June 2020, the Bulawayo High Court, per Justice Takuva, issued a judgment in the case of Silibaziso Mlotshwa v District Administrator, Hwange N.O & Saunders Mlotshwa, concerning the succession of a woman to chieftainship.…

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26 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Good news as South Africa affirms its commitment to accountability for internati...

The Daily Maverick 26 June 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh On 11 June, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from action against US citizens. Trump’s order stated that the ICC actions were ‘illegitimate’…

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25 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Advertisements on the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey...

The BirGün and Yeni Yaşam 24 June 2020 SALC joins 34 bar associations and lawyers' organizations to draw attention to the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey in an advertisement. The English translation of the advertisement can be found here.…

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25 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT POSTPONES CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN...

24 June 2020, Mbabane – Today, the Eswatini High Court was scheduled to hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others, in which the applicants sought a review of the Registrar…

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24 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying yout...

Zambian authorities have escalated their attacks on dissent by thwarting a planned anti-corruption protest leading to organisers streaming their protest from the outskirts of Lusaka. According to a coalition of civil society organizations, Zambian authorities are escalating their attacks and…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN L...

22 June 2020, Mbabane – On 24 June 2020, the Eswatini High Court will hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others. The case challenges the refusal of Eswatini’s Registrar of…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Eswatini: Challenging the Refusal to Register an Advocacy Group...

In September 2019, Eswatini’s Registrar of Companies refused to register the organisation Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM). The Registrar argued that ESGM’s purpose was unlawful because same-sex sexual acts are illegal in the country. ESGM and its members filed…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Are African nations putting policing over public health?...

On 29 May 2020, SALC's intern, Nicholas Bugeja's article titled: Are African nations putting policing over public health? was published by The Lowy Institute. In the health and epidemiological challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, countries have had little choice…

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18 Jun 2020 Amanda Shivamba
In the lead-up to Malawi’s election ‘re-run’, its Government is in free fa...

On 17 June, SALC's intern, Nicholas Bugeja's article titled " In the lead-up to Malawi's election re-run, its Government is in free fall" was published in the Independant Australia In the latest episode of Malawi’s increasingly fraught presidential election, President…

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