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08 Sep 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Congratulates Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, Sternford Moyo, on his no...

SALC would like to extend its congratulations to Sternford Moyo, a prominent Zimbabwean lawyer and SALC trustee, on his nomination to stand unopposed for election as president of the International Bar Association (IBA). Moyo will be elected to serve from…

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03 Sep 2020 Staff Writer
SALC CONDEMNS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON STAFF ...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its disappointment and strongly condemns the imposition of sanctions by the United States government on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda and Mr. Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of  Jurisdiction, Complementarity…

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26 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
News Release: Challenge to use of Defilement Offences against Adolescents Engage...

Blantyre, 26 August 2020 – Yesterday, the Child Justice Court sitting in Blantyre, Malawi, issued an order for a stay of criminal proceedings against an adolescent boy who was charged with the offence of defilement pending determination of the High…

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24 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
JOINT STATEMENT CONCERNING THE JUDGMENT AGAINST LAWYER BEATRICE MTETWA...

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and individuals note with grave concern the decision of the Zimbabwean Magistrates Court to disqualify Beatrice Mtetwa from continuing as defence legal counsel for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who is currently being tried on charges of…

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19 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
SALC and LEGABIBO hosting a Virtual Dialogue...

SALC and LEGABIBO will host a virtual dialogue on 21 August. To attend, please register here.

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19 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
SALC statement condemning the barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SAL...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the recent barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa, from representing her client, Hopewell Chin’ono, in a bail application before a magistrate’s court in Zimbabwe. SALC’s Executive Director,…

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12 Aug 2020 Staff Writer
Joint Letter to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Tanzania...

On 07 August, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, SADC Lawyers Association and Centre for Strategic Litigation issued a letter to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Republic of Tanzania raising concerns around the recently enacted Written…

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27 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
SALC statement on arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the clampdown on expression and peaceful assembly in Zimbabwe following the arrests of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume We are concerned by the arrest of investigative…

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17 Jul 2020 Staff Writer
CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR THE URGENT DECONGESTION OF PRISONS AFTER COVID-19 CASES ...

We the undersigned organizations reiterate our call for the immediate decongestion of prisons following two confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Mzimba and Chichiri Prison. On 14 July 2020, the Malawi Prison Service registered its first case of COVID-19 at…

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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 Special 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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