24 May 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTHERN AFRICAN LEADERS KEEP RIGHTS TRIBUNAL SUSPENDED...

A DECISION by the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) heads of state summit has extended an effective suspension of the Sadc Tribunal, despite the recommendations of an internal review giving it the go-ahead. The tribunal hears cases between citizens of…

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11 May 2011 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI COURT SETS FREE MAN AFTER 10 YEARS ON REMAND...

The Malawi High Court in commercial city of Blantyre has released on bail a man who had been languishing on remand for the past 11 years without trial. Alex Nkula, now 34, was arrested on 17th August 2001 at Ginnery…

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12 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SA RISKS A LOT FOR SWAZILAND...

WHEN Maite Nkoana- Mashabane was sworn in as minister of international relations and co-operation two-and-a- half years ago, she promised all and sundry that SA’s foreign policy would be formulated by South Africans. This was a breath of fresh air…

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03 Mar 2011 Staff Writer
KENYA: GABON/NIGERIA/SOUTH AFRICA: RECONSIDER SUPPORT FOR DEFERRAL OF ICC KENYA ...

Civil Society Letter to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of African ICC States Parties on the UN Security Council March 2, 2011 Sent March 1, 2011 Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned organizations, urge your government to reconsider support for a…

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02 Mar 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SECURITY COUNCIL REFERRAL CONFIRMS ICC AS A CRITICAL INTERNATI...

If Libya is the epicentre of the earthquake, seismic waves washed up last Saturday night at the United Nations’s (UN) headquarters along Manhattan’s East River as its highest decision-making body, the Security Council, took unanimous, unprecedented action against the regime…

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28 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MINERS ASK ‘SUSPENDED’ SADC TRIBUNAL TO HEAR CASE...

JOSIAS van Zyl, MD of Swissborough Diamond Mines, and eight other mining companies in dispute with Lesotho, have applied to the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal to set aside the "effective suspension" of the tribunal by the Sadc summit…

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27 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: TIME TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST AFRICAN LGBTI ACTIVISTS AFTER DAVID ...

JOHANNESBURG – It is with shock and deep sadness that we at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) learn about yesterday’s brutal murder of David Kato in Kampala, Uganda. David was a…

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19 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CASES MUST BE FUNDED’...

Motswaledi’s legal bill opens debate on funding of Constitutional cases Gomolemo Motswaledi’s legal bill has opened a debate on the need for constitunal cases to be funded. The interim leader of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) finally paid his…

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14 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
RWANDA: RWANDA SENTENCES DISSIDENT EXILES TO LONG JAIL TERMS...

[caption id="attachment_2727" align="alignnone" width="262"] Lt Gen Nyamwasa used to be a close ally of President Paul Kagame[/caption] A military court in Rwanda has sentenced four former top officials who have fallen out with the government to long prison terms. The…

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13 Dec 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT CONTINUES TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POS...

The Windhoek High Court will continue hearing the case of three HIV-positive women who were allegedly subjected to sterilization without their consent at public hospitals in Namibia on 18 January. The women are suing the Government of Namibia for violations…

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13 Dec 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: ZIMBABWE’S DIRTY DIAMONDS: TIME FOR RECLAMATION TO COME CLEAN...

Johannesburg – With Zimbabwe’s diamond industry still shrouded in secrecy, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and three Zimbabweans have petitioned South Africa’s New Reclamation Group for access to information that will shed some much-needed light on its controversial mining…

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25 Nov 2010 Staff Writer
AFRICAN COMMISSION: AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION GIVES GAY RIGHTS THE COLD SH...

In light of widespread attacks against homosexuals in African states, and the criminalisation of sexual orientation in some countries, gay and lesbian rights activists are outraged by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights’ (ACHPR) recent refusal to award…

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