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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.
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaTrainingZambiaZimbabwe

Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Regional Lawyers Training

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 resource materials are provided below, as arranged according to the…
Staff Writer
6 Mar 2017
BotswanaCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaZambia

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 of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
Staff Writer
2 Mar 2017
BotswanaChildren's RightsCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsInternational Criminal JusticeMalawiRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSeminars and ConferencesSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawyers in Southern Africa

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, in conjunction with the National Association of Women Judges and…
Staff Writer
24 Jan 2017
Focus areasFocus countriesNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaSubmissions

SALC IN THE NEWS: SALC Submission on South Africa’s Green Paper on International Migration

Submitted 30 September 2016 Introduction on the Southern Africa Litigation Centre The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is a regional NGO which uses public interest litigation and high level advocacy in eleven Southern African countries to realise and advance the rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups and to strengthen the rule…
Staff Writer
30 Sep 2016
International Criminal JusticeNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaSubmissions

SALC IN THE NEWS: Civil Society Submission for South AFRICA’s UPR

INTRODUCTION 1.1. This submission has been prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of South Africa in May 2017 by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). 1.2. Established in 1947, the…
Staff Writer
27 Sep 2016