23 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: MORE THAN 100 AFRICAN ORGANISATIONS CALL ON THE AFRICAN COMMISSION...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and over 100 other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the African continent today called upon the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to intervene in relation to the xenophobic attacks taking place in…

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23 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
OPEN LETTER TO THE AFRICAN COMMISSION REGARDING THE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH ...

Dear Chair and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks currently occurring,…

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22 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
OPEN LETTER-SALC URGES SADC TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST XENOPHOBIA...

Dear SADC Chair, The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the recent attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa that have claimed several lives including that of a 14 year old boy. In addition to the shocking…

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22 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, WHO WILL PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR XENOPHOBIA...

The deplorable and execrable attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa have exposed many alarming gaps and inadequacies. Gaps in leadership at the domestic and regional level and major gaps with regard to access to justice and accountability. Estimates indicate…

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03 Oct 2014 Angela Mudukuti
CONFIDENTIALITY UNDER THE REFUGEES ACT- A SHIELD FOR SUSPECTED PERPETRATORS OF G...

After waiting for more than a year, judgment in the case of Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CORMSA) v The President of the Republic of South Africa and Others has been handed down. This case concerns the…

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11 Jun 2014 Annabel Raw
COURT DIARY: BONELA – HIV TREATMENT FOR FOREIGN PRISONERS...

10 JUNE 2014 GABORONE, BOTSWANA On 10 June 2014, Judge Bengbame Sechele of the High Court in Gaborone heard an application by two prisoners and the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and AIDS (BONELA) to secure the provision of highly active…

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27 Sep 2013 Staff Writer
South Africa: The Constitutionality of the Confidentiality Provisions in the Ref...

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the Constitutional Court matter, Mail and Guardian Media Limited and others v Chipu NO and others. On 27 September 2013, the Court ruled that section 21(5) was unconstitutional as it…

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18 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: COURT CHALLENGE AGAINST DECISION TO GRANT ASYLUM TO RWANDAN WA...

Universal Jurisdiction News Judicial review proceedings are ongoing against a decision by the South African Department of Home Affairs to grant asylum to former Rwandan army general and suspected war criminal, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Among other allegations, in February 2008 Nyamwasa was indicted…

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15 May 2013 Caroline James
AN EXCITING WEEK IN COURT FOR SALC: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY...

SALC will be in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the South Gauteng High Court, the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court and the Lesotho High Court this week for cases that deal with freedom of expression, the right to equality and the…

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30 Nov 2012 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Rwanda Cancels Exiles’ Passports...

The government of Rwanda has cancelled the passports of several key opposition leaders in exile, rendering some of these people stateless. This comes after allegations that the government has been responsible for the attempted murder and harassment of its opponents…

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30 Oct 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: RWANDA’S GENERAL NYAMWASA IN SOUTH AFRICA REFUGEE CASE...

The rights groups want Lt-Gen Nyamwasa to face trail in France or Spain Two human rights groups have asked a South African court to revoke the refugee status of former Rwanda army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. They argue he does…

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30 Oct 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: RWANDA’S GENERAL NYAMWASA AND THE POLITICS OF GRANTING REFUG...

South Africa has thus far stubbornly resisted international pressure to extradite the former Rwandan military strongman, General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. That might change soon, however. Apart from the multiple requests for his extradition, this week the High Court could force…

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