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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28 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging the use of the offence of living on the earnings of prostitu...

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution contrary to section 146 of the Penal Code. The women pleaded guilty to the charges and they were convicted upon those…

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28 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
Swaziland: Challenging the Suppression of Terrorism and Subversive Activities Ac...

  Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini were arrested on 1 May 2014 after participating in a May Day gathering in Manzini. Masuku spoke at the gathering and Dlamini participated in the singing of songs, and both used the gathering to…

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30 Aug 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CALLS STATES TO PREVENT ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE AND PUNISH PERPETRATORS...

Since 2011, every year, on 30 August the world celebrates the acclaimed International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Central to the celebrations on this day States are reminded to prevent enforced disappearances as defined under the International Convention for…

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20 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Treatment – Legal Training ...

On 27-29 June 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants, speakers and interested parties are…

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10 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
SALC AND FOUR MALAWI ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR URGENT INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS FOOD...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) , the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), Child Rights Advocacy & Paralegal Aid Centre (CRAPAC), the Paralegal Advisory Service Institute (PASI), and The Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) on 7 June…

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20 May 2016 Staff Writer
Unlawful and Expensive – Rights Bodies Criticise Ongoing Detention of Migr...

The Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today launched an Audit of Malawi’s immigration laws making a list of 24 recommendations to ensure compliance with human rights and the rule…

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29 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Protecting Detainees Against Abuse...

SALC worked with the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) and Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Lesotho (CCJP) and the wives of 23 soldiers of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to support the applicants in the matter of Mareka and 22 Others v the…

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29 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Zambia: Health Rights of HIV-Positive Prisoners...

SALC is working with the Legal Resources Foundation in Zambia to secure the rights of HIV-positive prisoners to treatment, adequate food and improvements to prison conditions. The applicant inmates alleged that they only get two meals a day which makes it impossible for them…

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18 Apr 2016 Annabel Raw
Court Diary: Mareka and 22 Others v Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force...

Introduction On Friday 15 April 2016 the Lesotho Court of Appeal heard arguments on a challenge by 23 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to decisions relating to their arrests and detention and the Minister of Defence’s decision to…

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14 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO COURT OF APPEAL TO HEAR CASE RELATING TO THE ONGOING DET...

Maseru-On 15 April 2016, the Court of Appeal in Lesotho will hear arguments on the ongoing detention of soldiers who were apprehended between May and July 2015. The arrests escalated the political and security crisis in Lesotho. The ongoing detention…

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