21 May 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI SEX WORKERS WIN FORCED HIV TEST CASE...

The High Court in Blantyre yesterday ruled in favour of 11 sex workers who were subjected to a mandatory HIV test in Malawi’s southern district of Mwanza in 2011. The court has ordered that the women should be compensated. The…

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20 May 2015 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT DECLARES MANDATORY HIV TESTING UNCONSTITUTIONAL...

NEWS RELEASE: MALAWI HIGH COURT SAYS MANDATORY HIV TESTING VIOLATES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS Blantyre, 20 May 2015 – Today, Justice Dorothy nyaKaunda Kamanga, handed down judgment in the Blantyre High Court in a case in which eleven women sued the Mwanza Police…

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20 May 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI COURT DECLARES MANDATORY HIV TESTING ILLEGAL: SEX WORKE...

20 May 2015 Malawi High Court judge Justice nyaKaunda Kamanga on Wednesday ruled that the police and the medical personnel violated the rights of 11 Mwanza women by subjecting them to mandatory HIV testing, setting a precedent by declaring that…

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13 May 2015 Staff Writer
ORGANISATIONS SEEK HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE INTERVENTION REGARDING FORCED AND COER...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the forced and coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of…

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13 May 2015 Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond
ORGANISATIONS SEEK HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE INTERVENTION REGARDING FORCED AND COER...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the forced and coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of…

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25 Apr 2015 Staff Writer
Submission to the HRC on Coerced Sterilisation in Namibia...

SUBMISSION TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE REGARDING THE FORCED AND COERCED STERILISATION OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN NAMIBIA: SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE OF THE CONSIDERATION OF THE LIST OF ISSUES FOR NAMIBIA’S 2ND PERIODIC Submission to the Human Rights Committee…

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25 Mar 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: COURTS URGED TO PROTECT VULNERABLE GROUPS...

Blantyre, March 25: The Judiciary has been urged to interpret and fashion the law to ensure fulfillment of principle of equality on the various vulnerable groups in the country. Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda made the call to colleagues in the system…

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24 Mar 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS...

22 March 2015 A Supreme Court judge has said courts should not regard silence of a girl or woman as consent to sexual intercourse. The judge, Lovemore Chikopa, said in his presentation ‘Judicial activism and protection of the rights of…

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15 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
REGIONAL RIGHTS BODY REPORTS MALAWI TO THE UN...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has reported Malawi to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, raising concerns over the criminalisation of same sex acts between women, compulsory HIV testing, property rights…

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10 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has submitted a shadow report on Malawi to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). Between 26 October and 20 November 2015, the Committee will review Malawi’s…

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10 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ZIMBABWEAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO DECIDE ON THE CONFIDENTIALITY...

Harare–On Wednesday 11 February 2015, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe will hear arguments on a case concerning an HIV-positive nurse who is taking her employer to court for violating her confidentiality and dismissing her because of her HIV-status. “Discrimination against…

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02 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT UPHOLDS CHILDREN’S BEST INTERESTS IN ADOPTIO...

Gaborone–On Monday, 2 February, the Botswana High Court delivered judgment in a constitutional challenge to the Adoption of Children Act. The Act allowed that a child who is born out of wedlock could be adopted by a third party without…

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