21 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP (COALITION FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL) MOURNS...

About the SADC Tribunal - Civil society slam states for suspending the Tribunal On what what was supposed to be the 12th Anniversary of the SAC Tribunal, SALC and civil society partners, members of SADC Tribunal Coalition, express serious concern about the suspension of the Tribunal.…

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20 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIA COURT CALLS FOR REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH LAW...

Lusaka - On 17 November, Zambian disability activists from the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) held a press conference on the outcome of decision of the Zambian High Court concerning the constitutionality of…

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16 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRA...

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in…

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18 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POLICING OF PETTY OFFENCES...

The Nation Victor Mhango and Anneke Meerkotter In January 2017, the Malawi High Court, in the case of Mayeso Gwanda, made a finding that would have reverberations throughout Africa. It ruled that section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code is unconstitutional.…

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05 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIA HIGH COURT GRANTS AND INJUNCTION IN FAVOUR OF DISPLACED COM...

5 October 2017 On Thursday 28 September 2017, the High Court of Zambia, per Justice G.C. Chawatama granted an interim injunction in a case in which the Mugoto community (Plaintiffs) are challenging the Chikankata District Council (1st Defendant)’s taking over…

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12 Sep 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: REPEALING MENTAL ACT GIANT STEP TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS...

Benedict Tembo Zambia Daily Mail Limited FROM a regional perspective, Zambia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of Disabilities – as are most countries in southern Africa. However, Zambia is unique in that it has domesticated the…

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28 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HIV TESTING CONFIRMATION GOOD – HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS...

Benedict Tembo 26 August 2017 Daily Mail TWO human rights organisations have welcomed Zambia’s confirmation of informed consent to HIV testing and treatment. The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have welcomed…

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23 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
HEALTH OR HUMAN RIGHTS? FALSE DICHOTOMY COULD FUEL A RESURGENCE IN FORCED HIV TE...

Annabel Raw and Michaela Clayton The Mail and Guardian Zambia is the second country this year to propose introducing forced HIV testing and treatment in the name of “public health”. Zambian President Edgar Lungu announced last week that the country…

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07 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
CIVIL SOCIETY OPEN LETTER TO THE AU CONCERNING ZAMBIA STATE OF EMERGENCY...

SALC and other civil society partners submitted an open letter to the African Union (AU) raising concerns regarding the State of Emergency in Zambia. The open letter warns that the three months extension of the threatened state of emergency in Zambia may hamper the enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms…

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24 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Policy brief: Access to justice for healthcare violations...

In 2016 SALC launched a research report on the extent to which key populations are subjected to discrimination in the healthcare system and their ability to access redress from complaints mechanisms. The research focused on Botswana, Malawi and Zambia. Subsequently,…

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19 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
SALC CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DO MORE TO PROTEC...

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African…

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29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging Forced Eviction of Communities Living on Customary Land...

SALC is working with the Zambia Land Alliance to challenge the newly created Chikankata District Council’s taking over of individual farms and the grazing land of a community of 4429 people without following the legal and constitutional procedures. No compensation,…

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