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Refugee and Migrant Rights

SALC’s Refugee and Migrant Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenge unlawful detention of migrants in Malawi.
  • To challenge laws and policies which allow for stateless children.
  • Regional advocacy on xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Health RightsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaSubmissions

SALC Submissions on the South African National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)

These submissions detail the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s (SALC’s) concerns that the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019, removes existing forms of access to healthcare services to certain categories of foreign nationals, particularly, asylum-seekers, certain categories of children and dependents, immigration detainees, citizens of the Southern Africa Development Community and other…
Criminal JusticeMozambiqueNewsRefugee and Migrant Rights

SALC STATEMENT: Mozambique detains three asylum seekers unlawfully for more than three months

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 High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) about this situation, the asylum…
Staff Writer
31 Jul 2018
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe

SALC in the News: It is a tragedy that Zimbabweans outside the country will not vote on 30 July

Daily Maverick Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh & Gabriel Shumba On 30 May 2018, the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court in Shumba and others v Minister of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs & others ruled that Zimbabweans outside the country could not participate in elections and in particular in the harmonised elections scheduled to take place…
Staff Writer
4 Jun 2018
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe


On May 30, 2018, The Zimbabwe Constitutional Court handed down judgment in Gabriel Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) together with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora to challenge the…
Staff Writer
1 Jun 2018