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MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK CHIEFTAINSHIP CASE

Lesotho Constitutional Court to Hear Landmark Chieftainship Case Johannesburg—On Monday and Tuesday, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear arguments in Masupha v The Senior Resident Magistrate for the Subordinate Court of Berea and Others, a case challenging legislation providing only for male succession to chieftainship. “The time has come to end discrimination…
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27 Aug 2012
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsZambia

Workshop on public interest litigation in Zambia

On 21 August 2012, the Zambia AIDS Law Research and Advocacy Network (ZARAN) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) jointly hosted a strategy workshop with lawyers in Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop was made possible with the kind assistance of the United Nations Demoracy Fund (UNDEF). The key objective of the…
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27 Aug 2012
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesRule of LawZambia

The ‘universality’ of rights and the draft Zambian constitution

Internationally, human rights are interpreted as being indivisible, interrelated and applicable to everyone. Unfortunately, this fundamental principle is sometimes forgotten during constitution-making processes, as in the case of rights for LGBTI persons in Zambia. In April 2012, Zambia published a draft Constitution after a protracted constitution-making process dating as far back as…
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24 Aug 2012
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Tutu: SADC decision on tribunal is a blow against accountable government and individual rights

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has responded to the SADC Summit’s decision  to deny SADC peoples access to the Tribunal, calling the decision “a tragedy. It is a blow against accountable government and individual rights”. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), SADC Lawyers Association (SADC LA) and SALC have released a statement detailing the illegality of the…
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22 Aug 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW TO FIGHT HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN COURTS OF LAW AND PUBLIC OPINION

As the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, presented hopes of achieving an AIDS-free generation, some advocates focused attention on a major obstacle to this goal: the criminalization of people living with or at high risk for HIV. At a symposia session on July 23, speakers from…
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22 Aug 2012
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesNamibiaResourcesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Scenes from the courthouse on judgment day for coerced sterilization case

The Namibian Women’s Health Network organized supporters on day of coerced sterilisation decision. Check out the photos below. no images were found This entry was posted in HIV/AIDS, Women's rights and tagged coerced sterilisation, HIV/AIDS, litigation, Namibia, SALC Case. Bookmark the permalink.  
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8 Aug 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIAN FORCED STERILISATION RULING LAUDED

Three HIV positive women in Namibia have been coercively sterilised in violation of their basic rights, the High Court in Windhoek found. Legal activists have hailed the “landmark” judgment by Namibia’s High Court yesterday that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights.…
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31 Jul 2012
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: HIV+ WOMEN FORCIBLY STERILISED

JOHANNESBURG — In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek yesterday ruled that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights. “This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in Namibia,” said Nicole Fritz, the Executive Director of the Southern…
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31 Jul 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: COURT SAYS NAMIBIA ILLEGALLY STERILISED WOMEN

Court says Namibia illegally sterilised women Judge rules state coerced three HIV-positive women into operation by forcing them to sign forms they did not understand. Namibia’s government sterilised three women infected with HIV without obtaining proper consent after forcing them to sign agreement forms they did not understand, a judge has ruled.…
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31 Jul 2012