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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) calls on the international community to transform the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people into action to protect human rights and defenders. On…
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The Rivonia statement

Friday, 28 October 2022; A large, multi-sectoral group of stakeholders from across Africa met in Johannesburg near Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, to consider urgent action to address cruel, inhuman, and degrading conditions…
Civic Rights Association & Assembly

Espaço cívico sob ataque! – Estamos com o povo de Mianmar e da Palestina na sua luta contra os sistemas opressivos

"Se é neutro em situações de injustiça, escolheu o lado do opressor".  (Desmond Tutu) Nós, as organizações africanas de direitos humanos abaixo assinadas, condenamos veementemente os mais recentes desenvolvimentos que…
Civic Rights Association & Assembly

L’espace civique attaqué ! – Nous sommes aux côtés des peuples du Myanmar et de la Palestine dans leur lutte contre les systèmes d’oppression

"Si vous êtes neutre dans des situations d'injustice, vous avez choisi le camp de l'oppresseur." (Desmond Tutu) Nous, les organisations africaines des droits de l'homme soussignées, condamnons fermement les développements…

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News Release: South Africa – Human rights groups intervene in historic class action for lead poisoning launched by Zambian children

Amnesty International and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have applied to intervene in an unprecedented class action lawsuit in a case brought by a group of Zambian children and…
International Justice Completed Cases

MALAWI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT THE DECRIMINALISATION OF CONSENSUAL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ADOLESCENTs

1 April 2022, Malawi  We applaud the parliament for considering the plight of the Malawian boy child. CHREAA has seen a lot of young boys being incarcerated for indulging in…
International Justice

Back to old habits? South African arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Mail&Guardian By Atilla Kisla Following illegal and unethical arms trades to countries with very poor human rights records under apartheid, democratic South Africa established a legal framework so that the…
International Justice

Joint Statement: ‘We stand with the people of Yemen’ Human Rights organisations ask the Courts to review decisions to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

On 3 June 2021, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Open Secrets launched an urgent two-part application in the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) seeking:   The names of…

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NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIA COURT OF APPEAL AFFIRMS DISPLACED COMMUNITY’S CUSTOMARY LAND RIGHTS

Lusaka, Zambia, 22 April 2022 - On 21 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Zambia handed down judgment in the case of Molosoni Chipabwamba and 12 Other displaced village owners…
International Justice Completed Cases

MALAWI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT THE DECRIMINALISATION OF CONSENSUAL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ADOLESCENTs

1 April 2022, Malawi  We applaud the parliament for considering the plight of the Malawian boy child. CHREAA has seen a lot of young boys being incarcerated for indulging in…
International Justice Resources

SALC policy brief on ICC witnesses and the review of the Rome Statute: The missing link

The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court resolved in December 2019 to establish the Independent Expert Review to identify ways of strengthening…