23 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WOMEN UP IN ARMS AGAINST FORCED STERILISATION...

We have the right to choose.” This was the key message women conveyed when they marching against the alleged sterilisation of HIV-positive women in state hospitals this week. Rosa Namises of Women’s Solidarity Namibia, said the alleged sterilisation of women…

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16 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION CASE GOES TO HIGH COURT...

WINDHOEK – Six of the 15 cases involving HIV-positive women who were allegedly sterilised without their consent will be heard by the High Court starting next week. The first three cases are scheduled for hearing from October 20 to 23,…

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12 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI POLICE DEMAND HIV TESTS...

It was, Malawian police say, a routine sweep for criminals at one of the country’s busiest border posts. They were looking for criminals. But when the police arrested 14 prostitutes as part of their search, and then allegedly forcefully tested…

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09 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SA MUST INSIST ON JUSTICE WITHOUT EXCEPTION...

Johannesburg — LISTEN to Israel. Listen to Sudan. In their responses to allegations that their officials have committed international crimes they sound remarkably similar. Each maintains it is the victim of selective scapegoating, motivated by prejudice. Each asks: why have…

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13 Sep 2009 Staff Writer
Headline: Zambia HIV military discrimination case in the news...

Check out the Washington Post’s coverage of our case involving the discrimination of two former employees of the Zambian Air Force.  The article does a good job of covering the main issues in the case.  The case is expected to…

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02 Sep 2009 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: WAR CRIME WARNING TO SA...

About 75 South Africans serving in the Israeli Defence Force could face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) if South African authorities decline to prosecute them for involvement in the Gaza conflict. The Media Review Network and…

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28 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
BREAKING NEWS: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HANDS DOWN EVANCE MOYO JUDGEMENT...

27 August 2009 – Malawi’s Constitutional Court has determined that the imprisonment of Evance Moyo, a juvenile at the time of his arrest, alongside adult prisoners in Chichiri prison from 1997 onwards, violated Moyo’s constitutional and international law rights and…

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27 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
SADC SUMMIT AND THE GENERALS REPORT ON ZIMBABWE...

In May 2008, then President Thabo Mbeki commissioned six retired South African Generals to report on allegations of violence committed in the aftermath of the first round of Zimbabwe’s elections of March 2008. That report has never been made public…

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21 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: GAZA DOCKET: SA MUST TIGHTEN POLICIES ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JU...

RECENT events have brought SA’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) into sharp focus. Last month was dominated by the question of whether SA — a party to the ICC — would break ranks with an African Union (AU)…

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20 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SA MUST HOLD HUMAN RIGHTS AND FAIRNESS AT ITS CENTRE...

Foreign policy realists tell us that the call for a more human rights-weighted foreign policy is naïve. But a strong human rights focus for South Africa’s international relations is not only the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing…

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15 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: THE BLOODY REPERCUSSIONS OF THE AU’S SUPPORT FOR AL-BASHIR...

Mail & Guardian Online Nicole Fritz On my desk, I have a memorandum documenting the activities of a number of businesses that have knowingly financed conflict in the Southern African region in order to obtain lucrative mineral resources. Such profiteering…

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01 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW CIVIL SOCIETY BLOCKED AN ARMS SHIPMENT FOR ZIMBABWE...

In April 2008, a Chinese ship carrying arms destined for Zimbabwe’s Defence Force attempted to offload those weapons in Durban’s harbour, so that they might be transported across South African territory to land-locked Zimbabwe. South African civil society, alerted to…

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