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SALC attends the 52nd ordinary session of the African Commission on human and peoples’ rights

The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire from 9-22 October 2012, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Commission. In a speech highlighting the challenges and successes of the Commission, Commissioner Atoli listed the high level of NGO participation at its sessions and…
Staff Writer
26 Oct 2012
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeResourcesSouth Africa

Q and A: Cormsa V president of the Republic of South Africa and others – everything you need to know about the Nyamwasa case

On 29 and 30 October 2012 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear argument in Consortium for Refugees and Migrants Rights in South Africa (CoRMSA) v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others. CoRMSA, with the support of SALC and legal representation of the Wits Law…
Staff Writer
25 Oct 2012
BotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesWomen’s Land and Property Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA COURT RULES WOMEN ARE NO LONGER SECOND-CLASS CITIZEN

(IRIN) – A landmark ruling on 12 October by Gaborone’s High Court found that gender discrimination based on Botswana’s customary law is unconstitutional. The court ruled on a case brought by three sisters, all over 65 years old, challenging a Ngwaketse customary law that holds the right of inheritance to the family…
Staff Writer
12 Oct 2012
BotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesWomen’s Land and Property Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA COURT RULES THAT FEMALES CAN INHERIT FAMILY HOME, BOOSTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS

JOHANNESBURG — Botswana’s courts nullify a customary law that denied women the right to inherit a family home, a decision seen as a crucial step forward for women’s rights in the southern African country. A judge ruled Friday that the law discriminated against women and was therefore unconstitutional. The case…
Staff Writer
12 Oct 2012
BotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesWomen’s Land and Property Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT TO ISSUE LANDMARK JUDGMENT IN WOMEN’S RIGHTS CASE

Botswana High Court to Issue Landmark Judgment in Women’s Rights Case Johannesburg— On Thursday, the Botswana High Court will issue judgment in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Others, a case challenging a customary law rule that only allows for male only inheritance of the family home. “Women’s equality is long…
Staff Writer
10 Oct 2012