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 uphold and enforce the rule of law and human rights. To that end, SALC works with domestic lawyers in each…

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31 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Prosecuting sexual violence against women and girls with d...

This report was prompted by Malawian civil society organisations’ perception that there is a lack of will on the part of police and prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases related to sexual violence committed against women and girls living with…

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31 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Towards a human rights-based approach to learner pregnancy...

The Malawi government's Revised Readmission Procedures to deal with learner pregnancy was launched in 2006. Ten years later, SALC and the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) conducted research into the manner in which the policy is applied in practice. This…

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22 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON SA GOVERNMENT TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT RESOLU...

Three important resolutions to address violence and discrimination against women and girls have been tabled at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One focuses on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, another on accelerating efforts to…

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29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Detention of Learners for Pregnancy...

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the review of a Magistrates Court decision to fine parents of students who were pregnant and those responsible for the pregnancies at a school in Malawi.…

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26 May 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Pregnant learners take case to Malawi High Court...

In November 2016, 14 primary school learners from Nkhata Bay, on the shores of Lake Malawi, filed an application for judicial review of the fines imposed on them by a local magistrate. The case will be heard by the Mzuzu…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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25 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO FORCE LONG-TERM RURAL...

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the use of the offence of criminal trespass to force long-term rural residents off the land they have occupied and…

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11 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Malawi: Advancing the Best Interests of the Child in Decisions Relating to the I...

SALC is working with the Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to advance best interests of children in decisions to incarcerate caregivers.  International guidelines recommend taking into account the best interests of the child in decisions relating to…

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02 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Submission to CRC on Malawi...

Submission to the committee on the rights of the child regarding the government of Malawi’s combined third, fourth and fifth periodic In advance of the preparation of the list of issues for the Republic of Malawi’s periodic report to the…

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02 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
Botswana: Ending Discrimination in Adoption...

SALC supported a challenge to the Adoption of Children Act in Botswana, which permitted the adoption of a child born out of wedlock without the consent of the child’s father, regardless of the child’s best interests. SALC worked with the Botswana Network…

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24 Jul 2013 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: No justice for the poor: A preliminary study of enforcemen...

Globally, there has been an increase in the implementation of laws which limit the behaviour, actions and movements of persons in public spaces. This greatly impedes the lives and livelihoods of those living in poverty and further perpetuates discrimination of…

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