Business and Human Rights

SALC’s Business and Human Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To address lack of accountability for environmental pollution by mining companies.
  • To address corporate complicity in international human rights violations.
  • Research on intellectual property rights and access to medicines.

On-going cases:

Malawi: Challenging uncompensated disturbances, damages, loss and suffering due to extensive to extensive mining and prospecting operations
Zambia: Challenging the taking over of customary land and allocation to commercial farmers and the destruction of property and contamination of the environment without consent or compensation

 

16 Aug 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
ESWATINI: DOMESTIC WORK & THE LAW...

The Rights4All Project, under its My Body My Rights Campaign, published a pamphlet setting out the various laws which apply…

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05 Apr 2019 Brigadier Siachitema
Zambia: Challenging the taking over of customary land and allocation to commerci...

SALC is supporting four residents (Petitioners) of Senior Chief Muchinda in Serenje District of the Central Province of Zambia. In…

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05 Apr 2019 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the taking over of customary land and allocation to commerci...

SALC is supporting four residents (Petitioners) of Senior Chief Muchinda in Serenje District of the Central Province of Zambia. In…

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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
ZAMBIA: PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND...

SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and…

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06 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
MALAWI: CHALLENGING UNCOMPENSATED DISTURBANCES, DAMAGES, LOSS AND SUFFERING DUE ...

SALC is assisting the Kanyika Community based at Kanyika in the Mzimba District of Malawi to recover damages and compensation…

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06 Oct 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
2015-2017 BIENNIAL REPORT...

SALC envisions a region in which domestic and regional courts are strong, independent, and fully functional and in which they…

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27 Aug 2014 Caroline James
THE NEED FOR A BALANCED DEBATE ON SWAZILAND AND AGOA...

In Swaziland yesterday, Vincent Ncongwane, the secretary general of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA), was due to speak…

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18 Jul 2014 Angela Mudukuti
THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE LIVES-CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN ACTS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ CHA...

Aligning business practices with respect for human rights is a global challenge. On 26 June 2014, the United Nations Human…

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