SALC’s programme on the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons has the following objectives:

  • To act as a legal resource through which it can legally and strategically empower activists, lawyers, paralegals and civil society.
  • To improve jurisprudence on the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons through incremental litigation focusing on freedom of association and expression for LGBTIQ+ activists in the region.
  • To create a more nuanced legal strategy for criminal defence in sodomy cases.
  • To assert the role of the State to provide full citizenship and self-determination to all persons irrespective of gender identity, sex characteristics and sexual orientation.
  • To assert police accountability in cases of police abuse of LGBTIQ+ persons.