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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17 Mar 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Update on the Arrest of Zambian HRDs Fumba Chama aka Pilato, Laura Miti and Born...

On the 20 January 2020, SALC and Amnesty International, released a statement condemning the arrest of, Fumba Chama, popularly known as Pilato, a Zambian human rights defender and musician, as well as Laura Miti and Bornwell Mwewa, Human Rights Defenders…

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21 Feb 2020 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ESWATINI WOMEN CHALLENGE OPPRESIVE LAWS...

Fair Planet 21 February 2020 Eswatini Women Challenge Oppressive Laws Hlengiwe Tsabedze, a married 33-year old shop-floor worker in Mbabane, the capital of the tiny southern African kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), does not appreciate the importance of the recent…

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19 Feb 2020 Amanda Shivamba
SALC IN THE NEWS: Malawian LGBTI activist ‘unlawfully’ arrested and ...

On the 18th February 2020, Dispatch Live reported: A Malawian LGBTI activist was arrested and detained by police at the weekend after being asked for proof of his immigration status in South Africa. Eric Sambisa, director of Nyasa Rainbow Alliance,…

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18 Feb 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Joint Statement Calling For The Immediate Release of Eric Sambisa...

17 February 2020 - On Saturday 15th February, Eric Sambisa, Director of Nyasa Rainbow Alliance and prominent Malawian LGBTI activist was arrested and detained by the South African Police Services. Mr Sambisa entered the country on Sunday 9 February to…

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10 Feb 2020 Staff Writer
Malawi’s Rastafarians win landmark dreadlock ruling...

CGTN Africa 9 February 2020 Makeda Mbewe was just six years old when she was kicked out of her primary school in Malawi for wearing her hair in the dreadlocks of her Rastafarian religion. Two years later, she is back…

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20 Jan 2020 Amanda Shivamba
Media Release: SALC and Amnesty International condemn the ongoing harassment and...

On Saturday, 21 December 2019, Fumba Chama, popularly known Pilato, a Zambian human rights defender and musician, was arrested for unlawful assembly in violation of the Public Order Act apparently due to his hosting of a youth forum which aimed…

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15 Jan 2020 Anneke Meerkotter
NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT GRANTS ORDER IN FAVOUR OF RASTAFARI SCHOOL CHILD...

14 January 2020 – On 14 January 2020, the High Court of Malawi in Zomba granted an interlocutory injunction compelling the Minister of Education to allow all children of Rastafari religion, who have dreadlocks, to enroll into Government Schools pending…

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23 Dec 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
CONCERN AS ZAMBIA POLICE DETAINS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS...

23 December 2019, Livingstone – Three prominent human rights defenders are spending their 3rd day in police custody with no release in sight. The three activists have been at the forefront of calls for transparency and accountability in the spending…

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20 Dec 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
NIGERIA COURT ORDERS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO UPHOLD SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS...

20 December 2019, Abuja – On 18 December 2019, the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division, per Justice Nyako, handed down an important judgment on sex workers’ rights to due process at the hands of law enforcement agencies, in…

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