02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
SALC calls for #equalhealthforall...

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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09 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENG...

Every year, on 10 December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day – the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The celebrations recognise the commitment by nations in…

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15 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CALL TO JOIN WEEK OF MOURNING FOR THE DEMISE OF THE SADC TRIBUNAL...

15 November 2016 On 18 November 2005, the Southern African Development Community Tribunal (SADC Tribunal) was inaugurated. It was established to hear disputes of not only Southern African states but also of their citizens. This was a momentous occasion given…

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24 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: SWAZILAND HIGH COURT TO DETERMINE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF COMMON LA...

Johannesburg — This Morning, the High Court of Swaziland will hear arguments in Sacolo and Another v Sacolo and Others, a case concerning the validity of the common law marital power which denies married women the right to contract, administer…

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03 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CELEBRATES WORLD HABITAT DAY...

Every year, the first Monday of October is celebrated across the globe as World Habitat Day. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, the World Habitat Day is meant to reflect on the state of wellbeing of towns…

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28 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Swaziland: Challenging the Suppression of Terrorism and Subversive Activities Ac...

  Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini were arrested on 1 May 2014 after participating in a May Day gathering in Manzini. Masuku spoke at the gathering and Dlamini participated in the singing of songs, and both used the gathering to…

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28 Sep 2016 Caroline James
INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO KNOW DAY – 28 SEPTEMBER 2016...

28 September is the International Right to Know Day. The right to know encompasses the rights to access to information and expression, and contributes to fostering a society and government based on the values of openness, transparency and accountability. The…

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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Laws and policies affecting transgender persons in Southern Africa...

Throughout Africa, transgender persons have to contend with pervasive negative experiences, such as societal stigma and discrimination. Many transgender men and women experience discrimination and harassment in their daily lives – at work, at home, while they are walking on…

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23 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Litigation Manual: Litigating cases on freedom of expression...

This manual is a resource for private and public lawyers in southern Africa who are litigating cases in domestic courts challenging laws, policies and practices involving freedom of expression. The manual discusses the use of foreign and international law in…

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16 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Swaziland: Activists challenge constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive ...

SALC is supporting three individuals who were charged with sedition for allegedly participating in a march that encouraged Swazis to boycott the 2013 national elections. The definition of seditious intention in the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act is extremely broad…

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06 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of th...

On the occasion of the 36th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC Summit), we the undersigned members of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal, are raising serious concerns over state…

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