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Ongoing Cases

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Zambia: Challenging the denial of registration of a deaf student for tertiary studies

SALC is working with Zambia Deaf Youth and Women(ZDYW) in a case challenging the refusal to register a deaf student for tertiary studies. In August 2020, the petitioner, Kasongo Kanfwembe,…
Criminal Justice

Malawi: Challenging the offence of begging

Factual Background Thirteen individuals were arrested and charged under section 180(b) of the Penal Code at different places in Blantyre. They appeared together before the magistrate on 12 April 2017…

Completed Cases

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Kenya: Challenge to indefinite detention of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities for petty offences

SALC is partnering with  Arthur's Dream Autism Trust (ADAT) in cases challenging the indefinite detention of four persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, arrested for petty offences at Manthari without…
Criminal Justice

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…
Criminal Justice

Malawi: Discriminatory sentencing against persons with albinism

SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and a private lawyer, Mr Daniel Kalaya, to review a discriminatory sentence against a man with albinism…

Articles

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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.…
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Don’t be slaves of precedent, judges told

The Patriot 18 January 2015 High Court of Botswana Judge Key Dingake has called on judges and magistrates to use their judicial powers to ensure that the rights of vulnerable…

Resources

Civic Rights

Revitilising the campaign against sedition and insult offences in Africa

Sedition laws are a serious threat to freedom of expression and democracy in Africa. These laws are often used to silence dissent and criminalize legitimate criticism of the government. In…
Equality Rights LGBTIQ+

Eswatini legal gender recognition policy brief

The legal gender recognition policy brief produced by TransSwati and SALC is written to support engagements around legal gender recognition between the Government of Eswatini and organisations advocating for the…
Equality Rights LGBTIQ+

Toolkit for a community-based emergency fund Experiences from LGBTQI+ communities in Southern Africa

The Out & Proud Partners developed the Toolkit for a community-based emergency fund Experiences from LGBTQI+ communities in Southern Africa under the Out & Proud: LGBTIQ+ Equality and Rights in Southern Africa.…
Equality Rights Health

From the Inside Out: Social exclusion linked to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics in Eswatini, Malawi and Zimbabwe

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE), Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA), the Rock of Hope (ROH),…