28 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights ...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation working to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in Southern Africa. SALC is hosting a regional training event for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment:…

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13 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
International Albinism Awareness Day...

Calling upon states to honour their human rights commitments for persons with albinism. In recent years we have observed serious violations and threats committed against people with albinism. These threats and violations include acts of discrimination, stigmatisation, marginalisation and violence…

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26 May 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CELEBRATES AFRICA DAY...

Today SALC commemorates Africa Day. Africa Day was initiated as a celebration to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. While the OAU’s initial focus at the time was on the decolonization of Africa, with…

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01 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights...

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan,…

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18 Nov 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS...

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The…

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21 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
US SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ANTI-PROSTITUTION PLEDGE...

The US Supreme Court yesterday struck down a requirement that organisations receiving any amount of PEPFAR funding sign an explicit policy opposing prostitution, known as the anti-prostitution pledge. The court held that the anti-prostitution pledge violated the right to free speech under the First Amendment of…

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18 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT-ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL J...

Universal Jurisdiction News This report by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre demonstrates how civil society actors across the African continent have, through different initiatives, successfully intervened to secure domestic realisation of international criminal justice. The report reiterates the primary responsibility to investigate and…

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11 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS – AU, ICC LEADERS MUST FIND CONSENSUS ON KENYA WARRANTS...

SPARE a thought for African Union (AU) chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Each has been tasked with providing leadership to prominent, if vulnerable, international bodies and will be judged on their records of leading…

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08 May 2013 Staff Writer
SALC REPORT: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTI...

SALC is pleased to announce the release of Positive Reinforcement: Advocating for International Criminal Justice in Africa. It is intended that Positive Reinforcement be a resource, guide and advocacy tool for African civil society working in the field of international criminal law in…

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08 May 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS – AFRICA: CIVIL SOCIETY’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LA...

All Africa 8 May 2013, AllAfrica.com There are few more controversial topics in Africa at the moment than the continent’s relationship with the International Criminal Court – as exemplified by the contrasting reactions to the election of Uhuru Kenyatta, who…

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28 Jan 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORI...

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more…

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