24 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
A victory for the right to fair and substantial justice: Recent cases from the M...

All persons are entitled to fundamental rights and freedoms, including the right not to be discriminated against, harassed, or abused, and are fully entitled to fair treatment, due process of the law, and to be free from arbitrary arrest and detention. The High…

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24 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ...

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and is the leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV: In 2015, 1.8 million people died from TB. In many…

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06 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: R...

From 13-15 March 2017, SALC hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Rights. Participants, speakers and interested parties are invited to access resources on this page relating to the training. Links to the…

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02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
SALC calls for #equalhealthforall...

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering…

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08 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Discriminatory Sentencing Against Persons with Albinism...

SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and a private lawyer, Mr Daniel Kalaya, to review a discriminatory sentence against a man with albinism convicted of a criminal offence in the case of S v…

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28 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging constitutionality of rogue and vagabond offence...

In March 2015, the applicant was arrested by police whilst on his way to the market where he works as a street vendor. He was charged with the offence of being a rogue and vagabond. Section 184(1)(c) of the Penal…

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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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13 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Constitutional Court in Blantyre declares Section 184 (1) (c) of the Penal Code ...

The ruling by the Constitutional Court in Blantyre which Nyasa Times first reported on Tuesday that a panel of three judges have declared Section 184 (1) (c) of the Penal Code that deals with offences of rogue and vagabond as…

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12 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Lawmakers have moved at a snail’s pace to change some draconian laws...

Lawmakers have moved at a snail’s pace to change some draconian laws and history will record that it took a vendor to get the Constitutional Court to invalidate a section of rogue and vagabond that oppresses the poor. Yesterday, we…

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11 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
News Release: Malawi High Court declares rogue and vagabond offence unconstituti...

Blantyre — On Tuesday 10 January 2017, in the case of Gwanda v State, a three-member bench of the Malawi High Court declared section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code unconstitutional and invalid. Section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code provides that…

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09 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Malawi High Court to deliver judgment on constitutionality of th...

Blantyre — On Tuesday 10 January 2017, a three-member bench of the High Court of Malawi will deliver a judgment on the constitutionality of section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code. The applicant is a street vendor by trade who was…

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09 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENG...

Every year, on 10 December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day – the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The celebrations recognise the commitment by nations in…

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