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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22 Dec 2016 Anneke Meerkotter
Malawi: Challenging use of common nuisance offence during sweeping exercises...

Factual Background In November 2016, 21 persons were charged with the offence of common nuisance contrary to section 168 of the Penal Code. The police alleged that they were found in several minibuses and buses at Wenela Bus Depot doing…

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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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29 Nov 2016 Annabel Raw
[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] REMOVING LEGAL BARRIERS TO PRISON HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHT...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation that works to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in southern Africa. With funding though the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC is hosting a 3-day…

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31 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Palliative Care for Military Prisoners...

SALC supported a case brought by private lawyer, Advocate Mole Kumalo, to compel the Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) to permit a soldier being held in detention to access medical care, and thereafter, to be released on “open arrest” (a form…

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