SALC’s Disability Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:
- To encourage the development and reform of laws and policies in line with the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- To raise awareness of ongoing discrimination of persons with disabilities in the criminal justice system, with a focus on persons with mental disabilities and persons with albinism.
- To ensure accountability for discrimination of persons with disabilities in healthcare services, including through complaints mechanisms.
- To ensure access to education for children with disabilities.
- To support the work towards petty offences and provide evidence to courts on how these offences impact on persons with disabilities.
Zambia: Challenging denial of driving licences to deaf persons.
Zambia: Challenging denial of legal capacity for persons with mental disabilities.
Zambia: Constitutional challenge to the Mental Disorders Act.
Malawi: Challenging the constitutionality of the offence of begging with deformities.
On 4 June 2021, the High Court of Zambia, in the case of Frankson Musukwa and Others v Road Transport…Read More
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8 March 2019 Mental health law reform in Zambia is desperately overdue. The outdated Mental Disorders Act [Chapter 305 of…Read More