07 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: SWAZI AUTHORITIES BEG FOR FUNDS WITH ONE HAND, WHILE WRECKING THE...

JOHANNESBURG – Regional and continental legal bodies have condemned the suspension of Swazi High Court Justice, Thomas Masuku, and demanded his immediate reinstatement – as well as urging South Africa to carefully reconsider any financial support for the country in light…

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30 Jun 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: OUTRAGE AS SADC PULLS PLUG ON RIGHTS TRIBUNAL...

IN an unprecedented move, the Southern African Development Community has scrapped its showcase regional court, set up to deal with regional litigation on human rights and other issues. The decision has prompted outrage about SADC’s commitment to the rule of…

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15 Jun 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: DISASTER IF ZIMBABWE EXPORTED ITS CRISIS TO REGION...

AS A Zimbabwean now living in SA, I look with alarm at the violations of the rule of law that Zanu (PF) seems intent on exporting from Zimbabwe to the region. I left Zimbabwe in January 2006 to pursue further…

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31 May 2011 Nicole Fritz
SOUTH AFRICA: A CHANCE FOR ZUMA TO SAVE HIS COUNTRY’S REPUTATION...

I am sitting in a meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, surrounded by other civil society representatives from emerging powers, here to discuss foreign policy and human rights. If there was a naughty corner to sit in, or lines to write,…

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24 May 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTHERN AFRICAN LEADERS KEEP RIGHTS TRIBUNAL SUSPENDED...

A DECISION by the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) heads of state summit has extended an effective suspension of the Sadc Tribunal, despite the recommendations of an internal review giving it the go-ahead. The tribunal hears cases between citizens of…

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23 May 2011 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: FOR MUGABE’S SAKE: SADC LEADERS SABOTAGE THE SADC TRIBUNAL AND U...

JOHANNESBURG – The leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have dealt a potentially fatal blow to the rule of law in the region by suspending the work of the SADC Tribunal for another year – ignoring the recommendations of…

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12 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SA RISKS A LOT FOR SWAZILAND...

WHEN Maite Nkoana- Mashabane was sworn in as minister of international relations and co-operation two-and-a- half years ago, she promised all and sundry that SA’s foreign policy would be formulated by South Africans. This was a breath of fresh air…

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10 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: SADC MINISTERS MUST STAND UP TO MUGABE AND SUPPORT THE SADC TRIBU...

JOHANNESBURG – With the rule of law under threat in much of the region, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers are meeting this week to decide the fate of the SADC Tribunal – amid growing fears that they will conspire to…

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07 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC MAY BE ABOUT TO SHOOT ITSELF IN THE FOOT...

HUMAN rights. Economic growth. Big, bold concepts too often portrayed as inevitably in tension. Yet, economic growth is facilitated by civic rights such as the freedom of information and expression, which allow businesses to make informed decisions about capital investment,…

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09 Mar 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: OWNERSHIP OF VALUES IS FOLLY...

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and Amy Chua, author of the controversial Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, do not appear to have all that much in common. But in recent weeks both have been brandishing the term "Western values"…

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28 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MINERS ASK ‘SUSPENDED’ SADC TRIBUNAL TO HEAR CASE...

JOSIAS van Zyl, MD of Swissborough Diamond Mines, and eight other mining companies in dispute with Lesotho, have applied to the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal to set aside the "effective suspension" of the tribunal by the Sadc summit…

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19 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CASES MUST BE FUNDED’...

Motswaledi’s legal bill opens debate on funding of Constitutional cases Gomolemo Motswaledi’s legal bill has opened a debate on the need for constitunal cases to be funded. The interim leader of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) finally paid his…

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