22 Jul 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression in Eswatini...

Opinion Piece first published on 22 July 2019 on Polity.org.za In May 2019 a lone activist, Goodwill Sibiya, sought to file an application before the civil courts in Eswatini. In the application, apparently drafted without legal representation, the applicant sought to remedy…

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18 Jun 2019 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Is speaking truth to Swazi royal power bringing slow change?...

THe IPP Media Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans of King Mswati III and his many wives. So it's hardly surprising that few outsiders-and not…

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25 Apr 2019 Brigadier Siachitema
SWAZILAND: A CHALLENGE TO THE CUSTOMARY PRINCIPLE OF MALE PRIMOGENITURE...

SALC is working with Women and Law in Southern Africa’s Swaziland chapter (WLSA-Swaziland) on a case challenging the customary principle or practice of male primogeniture for being inconsistent with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act No. 001 of…

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11 Mar 2019 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Alignment of Eswatini’s Domestic Laws with Recommend...

It is more than seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted yet the struggle to achieve full realisation of human rights remains a pressing reality. One of the challenges hampering the enjoyment of human rights…

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18 Dec 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Supporting the right to protest at a university...

SALC is concerned that the doctrine of common purpose is on occasion used by university councils to punish student leaders where damages of university property occurred during a student protest. SALC is also further concerned where the sanctions imposed on…

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19 Nov 2018 Staff Writer
CSO STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI...

FOCUSSING ON CIVIL, POLITICAL and ECONOMIC RIGHTS Presented at the 63rd session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights Chair, honourable Commissioners of the AComHPR, State delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions, members of Civil Society Organisations…

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22 Oct 2018 Staff Writer
African Commission: Human Rights in an Absolute Monarchy...

On 25 October, SALC and partner organisations working in Eswatini to hold discussions on the situation of human rights in an Absolute monarchy. The event will take place at the Kairaba beach hotel, Banjul, Gambia at the margins of the…

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01 Oct 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Right to freedom of assembly...

Factual Background The Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) organized a country wide protest that was to occur on 17, 18, and 19 September 2018. It was to be held in four locations: Mbabane, Manzini, Nhlangano and Siteki. On 10…

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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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