17 Jun 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Statement Condemning the Killing of Judge Raphael Yanyi Ovungu...

SALC is concerned by the targeting and killing of Judge Raphael Yanyi Ovungu, a member of the judiciary in the DRC. We are further concerned that the police initially wrongfully reported that the death was caused by a heart attack…

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17 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
African Civil Society Call to The United States of America to Change...

In May 2020, over 1000 civil society organisations and individuals raised concerns around the structural and systemic inequality, racism, and injustice taking place in the United States. On 17 June 2020, the letter was delivered to Congress by Mooya Nyaundi…

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15 Jun 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Joint Statement on the Threats Against the Independence of Judges in Malawi...

On 15 June 2020, civil society issued a joint statement calling upon Chief Justice Hon. Andrew Nyirenda and Hon. Judge Edward Twea to continue with their functions as judicial officers, and calling on the executive branch of the government of…

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10 Jun 2020 Amanda Shivamba
An Analysis of Zimbabwe’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments Relating to t...

The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2019 (‘the Amendment Bill’) was published in Zimbabwe’s Government Gazette on 31 December 2019. The Bill seeks to make changes to the current Constitution of Zimbabwe (‘the 2013 Constitution’), establishing the rules…

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09 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC’s open letter to Special Rapporteurs raising concerns over the human ...

On the 9 June 2020, SALC wrote letters to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information for…

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08 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC is concerned about the renewed reprisals in Zimbabwe following the arrests ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested six Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) officials on Friday, 5 June, after they allegedly attempted to enter their party headquarters, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT House, formerly Harvest House). The arrested MDC officials are…

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02 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Statement on arrest and detention of Zimbabwean lawyer Thabani Mpofu...

SALC is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention of prominent Zimbabwean lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu. He was arrested on the 1st June 2020 by the Zimbabwe Republic Police on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Mpofu…

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28 May 2020 Staff Writer
Women’s Health Still Matters: The Impact of Covid-19 on Sexual and Reproductiv...

This year the International Day of Action for Women’s Health falls in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. People’s lives have somewhat been put on hold due to COVID-19 and the efforts to deal with it. However the personal health…

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27 May 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Policy Brief: AN ANALYSIS OF ZIMBABWE’S PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT...

A Constitution of any State is a body of fundamental principles which the State is acknowledged to be governed by; it is the supreme law of the land. The procedure for amending a Constitution differs from State to State; however,…

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26 May 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Policy Brief: A Legal Overview of the Impact of COVID-19 on Justice and Rig...

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various countries in the Southern African region have put in place restrictions on gatherings, free movement, commerce and expression. Many of these measures limit human rights and result in criminal sanctions for breach. This…

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26 May 2020 Staff Writer
SADC: RESTRICTIVE COVID-19 REGULATIONS PRESENTING CONCERNING RAMIFICATIONS FOR E...

Civil Society Organisations' joint open letter to SADC on restrictive COVID-19 regulations presenting concerning ramifications for enjoyment of human rights, including livelihoods.

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25 May 2020 Staff Writer
Torture in Zimbabwe...

The Mail and Guardian 23 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Six years after the Torture Docket case – What is the current status of the investigation? Torture, one of the most horrendous violations of a person’s human rights, appears to…

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