19 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO JOURNALIST CHALLENGES OFFENCE OF CRIMINAL DEFAMATION IN ...

Maseru, Lesotho – On Monday 19 February 2018, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the offence of criminal defamation. The case is brought by Basildon Peta, who was charged with the offence of criminal defamation…

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18 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA...

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who challenged the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit Zimbabweans who…

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08 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR CHANGES TRANSGENDER MAN’S IDENTITY DOCUMENT F...

The Registrar of National Registration of Botswana has issued a transgender man a new identity document that correctly reflects his male gender identity. Previously, the High Court of Botswana in a case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and…

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05 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR AGREES TO CHANGE GENDER MARKER FROM FEMALE TO M...

On 4 December 2017, the Registrar of National Registration of Botswana in the case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and others agreed to issue the applicant with a new identity document that reflects his male gender identity on…

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21 Nov 2017 Tashwill Esterhuizen
SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF G...

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection…

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07 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: 61ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE...

SALC is attending the 61st  Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights in Banjul, Republic of the Gambia. The organisation, yesterday, made submissions on freedom of expression in Lesotho and Tanzania highlighting critical concern relating to freedom of press and…

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30 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE: WHAT HOPE FOR DIASPORA VOTE IN 2018 ELECTIONS?...

The Daily Maverick In the past the constitution of Zimbabwe and other legal instruments were not providing for Zimbabweans abroad to vote. However, the 2013 Constitution makes provision for a diaspora vote but unfortunately the country is still to align…

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24 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA...

We call on the Government of Tanzania to Respect, Promote and Protect Legal Practitioners and Human Rights Defenders From All Forms Of Threats, Harassment And Intimidation Human rights defenders standing in solidarity with the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network…

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09 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Botswana High Court to Hear Case on Publication of Information R...

Gaborone, Botswana – On Tuesday, the Lobatse High Court will hear a case where the Attorney General seeks to interdict the Sunday Standard from publishing information relating to investigations by the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crimes. The case concerns…

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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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03 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Decriminalising defamation in Africa...

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with that country’s Constitution and therefore invalid. At a time when the space for free expression seems to be shrinking and threats to the media around…

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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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