26 Sep 2018 Staff Writer
Joint CSO Eswatini elections statement...

Elections took place in Eswatini on the 21 September. According to both the African Union Observer Mission (AUEOM) and SADC Observer Mission (SEOM) preliminary statements, the electoral process was conducted in a generally calm and peaceful environment. While the AU…

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21 Sep 2018 Staff Writer
SALC in the news: Polls open in eSwatini, where king has absolute rule...

The DW A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini's elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls "preserve its very rich cultures and traditions." The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, was headed…

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14 Sep 2018 Staff Writer
Statement: Launch of research report on “The alignment of Eswatini’s...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre released a report on "The Alignment of Eswatini's Domestic law with recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms" in Mbabane on the 13th of September 2018. The report was drafted with support from the European…

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25 Aug 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Challenging Limitations to the Right to Associate during Elections...

On 26 August 2018, a 26-day campaign period that culminates in the secondary elections to be held on 21 September 2018 began. It is in respect of this campaign period that an application for an interim interdict was brought in…

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19 Aug 2018 Staff Writer
Swaziland: eSwatini’s tinkhundla-based electoral system to be tested in potent...

With only about a month to polls, an eSwatini (Swaziland) political party is going to court to fight for the right of individuals running in the absolute monarchy’s unusually apolitical elections to openly and freely associate with the party of…

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25 Jul 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Challenging the extensive use of prerogative powers...

On 19 April 2018, the King of Swaziland publicly announced his decision to change the name of the country from the Kingdom of Swaziland to the Kingdom of Eswatini. The announcement was followed by the issuing of Legal Notice No. 80…

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15 Jun 2018 Tambudzai Gonese
Eswatini (Swaziland): Challenging laws allowing child marriage...

In February 2017,SALC supported WLSA in Eswatini to  file a case challenging laws that allow child marriage. The challenge is to sections of the Marriage Act and customary law that allow a girl who is under 18 years to contract…

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02 May 2018 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: SALC COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY...

On 3 May, every year, the world celebrates the International World Press Freedom Day. The occasion is regarded as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom, defend the media from attacks…

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23 Mar 2018 Annabel Raw
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JA...

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in…

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28 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa...

States guarantee basic human rights and ensure physical security for their citizens. However, when people become refugees these protections disappear. Refugees fleeing war or persecution become incredibly vulnerable. They lose the protection of their own state and often it is…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al...

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre…

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12 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TR...

Suzgo Lungu and Aquinaldo Mandlate The Daily Maverick SADC as a regional block is pushing the agenda of promoting investment in the region and this is threatened if the region cannot create laws that repose confidence on investors. The rule…

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