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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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
ZAMBIA: PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND...

SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and farmed for generations. The Community is challenging the allocation by the local land authority to commercial farmers without consultation or…

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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
ZAMBIA: LONG-TERM RURAL RESIDENTS DECLARED SQUATTERS AND ORDERED TO VACATE THE L...

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the decision of the Magistrate for the Serenje District, finding that land occupied by twelve families belongs to a commercial…

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14 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act...

SALC supported a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) to repeal the Mental Disorders Act of 1949 in Mwewa and Others v the Attorney General and Others. The Petitioners argued that the Act…

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11 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUN...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and…

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06 Dec 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL HEARING ON COHESION AND XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Submission by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre to the South African Human Rights Commission in preparation for the national hearing on social cohesion and xenophobia in South Africa can be accessed here.

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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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