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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06 Oct 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
2015-2017 BIENNIAL REPORT...

SALC envisions a region in which domestic and regional courts are strong, independent, and fully functional and in which they uphold and enforce the rule of law and human rights. To that end, SALC works with domestic lawyers in each…

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22 May 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Judicial Review of decision to grant refugee status to suspected...

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA) and others v President…

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12 May 2017 Staff Writer
Oral statement on the Human Rights situation in Lesotho...

The submission statement raises concerns about human rights violations in Lesotho and speaks to the question of (i) continued failure of government of Lesotho to implement SADC Recommendations stemming from the SADC Commission of Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Lt. Gen Mahao’s…

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08 May 2017 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Philanthropy, Civil Society and Litigation – without these o...

Article credit: Daily Maverick There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions within our constitutional framework. Such cases relating to our human…

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28 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
Botswana: Appointment of High Court judges and procedures of the Judicial Servic...

In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana brought an application in the Gaborone High Court challenging the process of appointment of judges to the High Court in Botswana. The case focused on the interpretation of section 96(2) of the Constitution…

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20 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
News release: Botswana Court of Appeal curtails the president’s power to appoi...

On 16 January 2017, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard the case of Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise v President of Botswana, Judicial Service Commission and Attorney General (CACGB-031-16).  Judgment was handed down on 19 April 2017. In…

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02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
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…

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30 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Mental Disorders act of Zambia must be declared null and void...

Many African countries are currently being governed using laws which were passed during the pre-independence period. Essentially, this means that countries are running using colonial rules and laws. Specifically, many countries have got mental health laws that are archaic. Zambia…

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