The Children’s Rights focus area is cross-cutting and integrates with all of SALC’s programme areas. Wherever possible, we seek to ensure that our cases also look at the best interests of children.
- Malawi: Ending impunities of police officers – case concerning abduction and rape of a girl child.
- Malawi: Challenge to the arrest and removal from school of pregnant learners.
- Swaziland: Case challenging laws allowing child marriage.
- Malawi: Challenging refusal of admission to school to child with dreadlocks.
- Malawi: Challenging criminalisation of adolescent sexuality.
- Malawi: Bringing accountability for sexual violence by the police.
- Malawi: Accountability for unlawful detention of pregnant learners
- Malawi: Challenging detention of children in police custody
- Botswana: Challenging failure to provide citizenship to statelss child.
- Tanzania: Challenging child marriage.
- Botswana: Ending discrimination in adoption.
- Malawi: Advancing the best interests of the child in sentencing of caregivers.
- Malawi: Challenging the incarceration of children in prison.
- Alignment of Eswatini’s domestic laws with recommendations of United Nations human rights mechanisms (2019).
- Prosecuting sexual violence against women and girls with disabilities in Malawi (2017).
- Towards a human rights-based approach to learner pregnancy management in Malawi (2017).
- The fight to end child marriages in Tanzania: The court case of Rebeca Gyumi (2017).
- No justice for the poor: A preliminary study of enforcement of nuisance-related offences in Blantyre, Malawi (2013).