20 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
SALC CASE: LESOTHO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO CHIEFTAINSHIP LAW...

On 22 and 23 February 2012, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear a case challenging a women’s right to succeed to chieftainship in Lesotho. The case brought by Senate Masupha, the first born child of a chief, argues that denying…

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18 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
SALC joins the fight to repeal Lesotho law banning women from becoming chiefs...

Through the variety of legal cases and jurisdictions in which SALC has worked, SALC has developed expertise regarding women’s rights as well as comparative constitutional law and international and regional law. SALC is challenging Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only…

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17 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: LESOTHO LAW BANNING WOMEN FROM BECOMING CHIEFS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL...

Johannesburg—The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today joined the fight to repeal parts of Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship, by filing submissions in a landmark case that is due before the…

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16 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
SALC amicus: Masupha v the senior resident magistrate for the subordinate court ...

The submission highlights the role that the right to equality and the elimination of discrimination play in ensuring an effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the submission SALC argues that discriminatory laws that affect women further entrench the HIV/AIDS pandemic…

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16 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: WOMEN’S RIGHTS TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK...

MBABANE,  – Much to the frustration of gender activists, Swaziland’s Supreme Court has reversed a February 2010 High Court ruling that allowed a married woman to register property in their own name. After centuries of being classified and treated as…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
Women’s property rights case to be heard by Malawi’s constitutional court Ju...

Compared to many of the cases in which we are involved (defending Monjeza and Chimbalanga against charges of buggery, challenging the coerced sterilization of HIV positive women), holding Zimbabwean perpetrators of violence to account in South Africa) a constitutional challenge to the disparity…

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