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Rule of Law

SALC’s Rule of Law work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenge encroachments on judicial independence.
  • To challenge practices where the executive seeks to encroach on the powers of parliament or the judiciary.
Business and Human RightsCriminal JusticeFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsRule of LawSubmissionsZimbabwe

SALC SUBMISSION ON ZIMBABWE’S 3RD UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis, which has only been exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown restrictions have led to a decrease in manufacturing, non-mineral exports, hospitality, trade and transport sectors. Despite Zimbabwe’s Constitution, there is a serious deterioration of the political, economic and…
Staff Writer
Jul 15, 2021
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawSADCSOGIE Rights

Reaffirming tolerance in Southern Africa on 16 November: The UN international day of tolerance

By Kelvin Vries On 16 November 1995, UNESCO’s member states adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. The Declaration defines tolerance as “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human”. The Declaration elevates tolerance from a moral…
Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResearch Reports & Policy BriefsRule of LawTanzania

Policy Brief: Rule by Law and the Attack on Civic Freedoms in Tanzania

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was elected to office in 2015, and it has been under his tenure that the country’s human rights record continues to deteriorate. Despite the fact that Tanzania’s Constitution guarantees amongst others, the right to equality, the right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression and…
Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawZimbabwe

JOINT STATEMENT CONCERNING THE JUDGMENT AGAINST LAWYER BEATRICE MTETWA

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and individuals note with grave concern the decision of the Zimbabwean Magistrates Court to disqualify Beatrice Mtetwa from continuing as defence legal counsel for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who is currently being tried on charges of inciting public violence. The Magistrates’ Court also ordered the Prosecutor…
Staff Writer
Aug 24, 2020