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03 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Letter to the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers...

Civil Society Organisations wrote a letter to the Sepecial Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the killing of Judge Raphael Yanyi Ovungu. Here is the English version of the letter. Here is the French version of the…

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29 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
News Release: ZIMBABWE HIGH COURT COMPELS ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION IN CHIEF...

29 June 2020 – On 25 June 2020, the Bulawayo High Court, per Justice Takuva, issued a judgment in the case of Silibaziso Mlotshwa v District Administrator, Hwange N.O & Saunders Mlotshwa, concerning the succession of a woman to chieftainship.…

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25 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Advertisements on the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey...

The BirGün and Yeni Yaşam 24 June 2020 SALC joins 34 bar associations and lawyers' organizations to draw attention to the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey in an advertisement. The English translation of the advertisement can be found here.…

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25 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT POSTPONES CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN...

24 June 2020, Mbabane – Today, the Eswatini High Court was scheduled to hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others, in which the applicants sought a review of the Registrar…

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24 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying yout...

Zambian authorities have escalated their attacks on dissent by thwarting a planned anti-corruption protest leading to organisers streaming their protest from the outskirts of Lusaka. According to a coalition of civil society organizations, Zambian authorities are escalating their attacks and…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN L...

22 June 2020, Mbabane – On 24 June 2020, the Eswatini High Court will hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others. The case challenges the refusal of Eswatini’s Registrar of…

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17 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
African Civil Society Call to The United States of America to Change...

In May 2020, over 1000 civil society organisations and individuals raised concerns around the structural and systemic inequality, racism, and injustice taking place in the United States. On 17 June 2020, the letter was delivered to Congress by Mooya Nyaundi…

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09 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC’s open letter to Special Rapporteurs raising concerns over the human ...

On the 9 June 2020, SALC wrote letters to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information for…

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08 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC is concerned about the renewed reprisals in Zimbabwe following the arrests ...

The Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested six Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) officials on Friday, 5 June, after they allegedly attempted to enter their party headquarters, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT House, formerly Harvest House). The arrested MDC officials are…

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02 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Statement on arrest and detention of Zimbabwean lawyer Thabani Mpofu...

SALC is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention of prominent Zimbabwean lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu. He was arrested on the 1st June 2020 by the Zimbabwe Republic Police on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Mpofu…

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28 May 2020 Staff Writer
Women’s Health Still Matters: The Impact of Covid-19 on Sexual and Reproductiv...

This year the International Day of Action for Women’s Health falls in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. People’s lives have somewhat been put on hold due to COVID-19 and the efforts to deal with it. However the personal health…

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26 May 2020 Staff Writer
SADC: RESTRICTIVE COVID-19 REGULATIONS PRESENTING CONCERNING RAMIFICATIONS FOR E...

Civil Society Organisations' joint open letter to SADC on restrictive COVID-19 regulations presenting concerning ramifications for enjoyment of human rights, including livelihoods.

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