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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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20 May 2020 Staff Writer
Joint letter on immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison de...

Non-governmental human rights organisations joined in writing a letter to President John Pombe Magufuli on immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison detainees in Tanzania.

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20 May 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Board member pens open letter to Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa seeking acc...

Nehanda Radio 19 May 2020 By Beatrice Mtetwa Sir, I address you, not because you personally abducted, tortured and sexually abused JOANA MAMOMBE, CECILIA CHIMBIRI and NETSAI MAROVA. Neither do I address you because I know or am in other…

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18 May 2020 Staff Writer
Statement: SALC condemns the torture and abduction of women leaders in Zimbabwe...

SALC condemns abduction and torture of three women leaders in Zimbabwe. Movement for Democratic Change member of parliament, Hon Joana Mamombe and Young Assembly leaders Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova were allegedly abducted, detained and tortured over the last week.…

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04 May 2020 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIA HIGH COURT UPHOLDS DISPLACED COMMUNITIES’ LAND RIGHTS...

Lusaka, 4 May 2020 – On 30 April 2020, the High Court of Zambia handed down a significant judgment on the land and property rights of rural communities. The case was brought by 13 community members, each representing her or his…

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30 Apr 2020 Staff Writer
ICC: Joint NGO Letter on State Party Support...

Rights Watch New York 28 April 2020 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned organizations, call on your State and all States Parties to the Rome Statute to show support for the Rome Statute system and the International Criminal Court (ICC), especially…

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09 Apr 2020 Anneke Meerkotter
JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT CALLING FOR DECONGESTION OF MALAWI PRISONS AMID CO...

9 April 2020, Malawi - We the undersigned organisations commend His Excellency, The State President, Arthur Peter Mutharika for including prison decongestion as one of the measures to combat COVID-19 in Malawi. In his Presidential Address on 4 April 2020, the…

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30 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
SALC CONDEMNS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S THREATS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIM...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its disappointment and condemns the remarks made by the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on 17 March 2020, concerning the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate crimes committed…

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25 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
HIV Justice Worldwide Steering Committee Statement on Covid-19 Criminalisation...

25 March 2020 Here is a statement from HIV Justice Worldwide Steering Committe on Covid-19 criminalisation.  

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23 Mar 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Joint Statement Calling for the Ban on Zambian Lawyer, John Sangwa, to be Lifted...

Statement Issued By: Amnesty International, SADC Lawyers’ Association and Southern Africa Litigation Centre The Zambian authorities must immediately and unconditionally reinstate lawyer John Sangwa and allow him to practise in his profession, Amnesty International, SADC Lawyers’ Association and the Southern…

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18 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE URGENT DECONGESTION OF...

With the COVID-19 pandemic having been declared a global emergency, the is an urgent need to address the high levels of congestion in Malawi prisons. The Malawi Government has appointed a Special Cabinet Committee on Coronavirus effective 7 March 2020,…

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17 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
Media Release: SALC seeks the cancellation of the visa of Dutch arms dealer and ...

The High Court, Western Cape Division has set down the hearing of an application by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) in the case of Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) v Minister of Home Affairs and Another for argument on…

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