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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.
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesMozambiqueResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORITY

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more than a pile of mouldering bones. But, even from the…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW ZIMBABWEAN’S LAND CASE ENDED UP IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

DISPOSSESSED Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell was able to take his case to the judiciary in South Africa because of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal decision, pronounced before it was dissolved, which found Zimbabwe to have been in violation of the Sadc Treaty. Zimbabwe was in contempt of court…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsInternational Criminal JusticeSADC

SALC IN THE NEWS: THE BLOODY REPERCUSSIONS OF THE AU’S SUPPORT FOR AL-BASHIR

Mail & Guardian Online Nicole Fritz On my desk, I have a memorandum documenting the activities of a number of businesses that have knowingly financed conflict in the Southern African region in order to obtain lucrative mineral resources. Such profiteering arguably constitutes war crimes. Several of these businesses have South…
Staff Writer
15 Jul 2009