31 Jul 2018 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT: Mozambique detains three asylum seekers unlawfully for more than...

SALC is concerned about the prolonged unlawful detention of three asylum seekers in Chimoio, the capital city of Manica province in central Mozambique. Despite alerting the authorities including the Instituto Nacional de Apoio ao Refugiado (INAR) and the United Nations…

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16 Jul 2018 Annabel Raw
Inhumane detention in Malawi – Video Series part 4...

Part 4: The call for change See the final part of the video series (produced by the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and SALC) on Inhumane Detention in Malawi. In this video, activists, judges, lawyers and former prisoners…

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06 Jun 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Malawi: Challenging the imprisonment of children...

Factual Background In 2018, a case was brought by civil society organisations were concerned that the conditions in Bvumbwe and Kachere prisons are deplorable and not in the best interests of children who are in conflict with the law. Currently…

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23 Mar 2018 Annabel Raw
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JA...

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in…

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21 Mar 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Challenging the offence of begging...

Factual Background Thirteen individuals were arrested and charged under section 180(b) of the Penal Code at different places in Blantyre. They appeared together before the magistrate on 12 April 2017 and were at that stage informed that the charge included…

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05 Feb 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Botswana: Challenge to the offence of sedition...

In September 2014, a warrant of arrest was issued for Botswana journalist, Outsa Makone, charging him with sedition after the publication of an article in the Sunday Standard on 31 August 2014, entitled "President hit in car while driving alone…

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21 Dec 2017 Anneke Meerkotter
Malawi: Challenging arbitrary arrest of sex workers...

Factual Background In the late evening of 22 September 2017, police conducted a sweeping exercise. They arrested 24 persons and charged them jointly with the offence of “being found wandering and failing to give a good account of themselves”. In…

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14 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act...

SALC supported a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) to repeal the Mental Disorders Act of 1949 in Mwewa and Others v the Attorney General and Others. The Petitioners argued that the Act…

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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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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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