02 Mar 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COURT ISSUES IMPORTANT JUDGMENT ON SADC TRIBUNA...

On the 1st of March 2018, the North Gauteng Division of the High Court handed down judgment in the case of Law Society of South Africa and others v The President of the Republic of South Africa and others. The…

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23 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: THE STATE v HENRY EMOMOTIMI OKAH...

Summary: Does the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act give South African courts jurisdiction to try terrorist acts committed abroad, besides financing terrorism? On 23rd February the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the…

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23 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: THE STATE vs HENRY EMOMITIMI OKAH...

On 23rd February the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the consolidated applications in the case of State v Okah. The Judgment followed a hearing which took place on 28 November 2017 in which the Constitutional Court heard arguments on…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al...

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre…

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02 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS V THE PRESIDENT OF THE RE...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is intervening as amicus curiae in a case which challenges the South African President’s role in the suspension of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal and limitation of its human rights jurisdiction. The…

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18 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA...

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who challenged the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit Zimbabweans who…

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23 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE MUST INVESTIGATE ‘ZIMBWABWE TORTURE’...

BBC News Africa South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an order for police to investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007. Under international law, South Africa had a duty to investigate crimes against humanity,…

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21 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP (COALITION FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL) MOURNS...

About the SADC Tribunal - Civil society slam states for suspending the Tribunal On what what was supposed to be the 12th Anniversary of the SAC Tribunal, SALC and civil society partners, members of SADC Tribunal Coalition, express serious concern about the suspension of the Tribunal.…

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31 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SIDE EVENT ON THE MARGINS OF THE 61ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ACHPR...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Commission) has recognised that the declassification and decriminalisation of petty offences is an important human rights issue. A Side Event on the Margins of the 61ST Ordinary Session of the ACHPR has…

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25 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
LAUNCH OF REPORT ON ANGOLA JUSTICE SECTOR AND DISCUSSIONS ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE I...

On 4 November 2017, there will be a launch of report on the justice sector of Angola. The discussion will be on Regional perspectives on access to justice, Domestic perspectives on access to justice: Reflections on progress and challenges in…

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24 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA...

We call on the Government of Tanzania to Respect, Promote and Protect Legal Practitioners and Human Rights Defenders From All Forms Of Threats, Harassment And Intimidation Human rights defenders standing in solidarity with the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network…

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18 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POLICING OF PETTY OFFENCES...

The Nation Victor Mhango and Anneke Meerkotter In January 2017, the Malawi High Court, in the case of Mayeso Gwanda, made a finding that would have reverberations throughout Africa. It ruled that section 184(1)(c) of the Penal Code is unconstitutional.…

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