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Criminal Justice

SALC’s Criminal Justice work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenging the constitutionality of minor petty offences through law reform, advocacy and litigation.
  • To improve access to health care services and recognition of the health needs of all prisoners.
  • To improve prison conditions and reduce overcrowding in prisons.
  • To support challenges to the death penalty.
  • To develop jurisprudence on the rights of military detainees.
  • To challenge police arrest practices, including sweeping exercises.
Criminal JusticeRule of LawSubmissions

Submission to the Report of the Secretary General on the Question of the Death Penalty pursuant to Decision 18/117 and Resolution 22/11 of the Human Rights Council

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner made a call to Non Governmental Organisations to receive any relevant information with regard to the question of the Death Penalty. Below is SALC's Submission. Introduction This submission was prepared by SALC. Our organisation is opposed to the death penalty and regards…
Amanda Shivamba
2 Apr 2020
Articles and OpinionsCriminal JusticeEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and Association

Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression in Eswatini

Opinion Piece first published on 22 July 2019 on Polity.org.za In May 2019 a lone activist, Goodwill Sibiya, sought to file an application before the civil courts in Eswatini. In the application, apparently drafted without legal representation, the applicant sought to remedy perceived defects of the government. The veracity of the applicant’s…