Seminars and Conferences

SALC frequently co-hosts regional and national conferences and seminars to advance human rights discourse. These events seeks to build on SALC’s litigation goals in its various focus areas.

10 Dec 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Reflection on the Closing of Civic Spaces in Southern Africa...

From 14 to 16 November 2018, 100 human rights defenders from across Southern Africa met to discuss the closing of civic spaces in the region. The Summit noted points for activism to ensure that human rights defenders are able to…

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13 Nov 2018 Anneke Meerkotter
Publication: Reflecting on the Closing of Civic Spaces in Southern Africa...

Reflecting on the Closing of Civic Spaces and its Impact on Marginalised Groups in Southern Africa 2018 marks the 20th anniversary since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the landmark Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and…

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17 Jul 2018 Annabel Raw
SALC at the International AIDS Conference 2018...

SALC is attending AIDS 2018. See some highlights of our activities below.

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
[RESOURCE PAGE] Lawyers for HIV and TB Justice: Strategic Litigation, Legal Defe...

                  The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Stop TB Partnership, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and…

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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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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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18 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?...

SALC and The Hague based Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) hosted a side event entitled, “ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?” on the margins of the 2016 International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties (ASP) on 18 November 2016.…

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22 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Meeting Report: Advancing HIV and TB treatment and prevention in Botswana prison...

On 25 February 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) hosted a meeting on “Advancing HIV and TB Treatment and Prevention…

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24 Jan 2015 Staff Writer
Civil society in action: Pursuing domestic accountability for international crim...

Drawing on the outcomes of the Conference, “Civil Society In Action: Pursuing Domestic Accountability for International Crimes”, organised by SALC with the support of Trust Africa, this publication canvases successful case studies of civil society pursuing domestic accountability for international…

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24 Dec 2014 Staff Writer
Using the court to protect vulnerable people: Perspectives from the judiciary an...

In February and March 2014 the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, the National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates (Botswana) and the judiciaries in Malawi and Zambia co-hosted judicial colloquia on the rights of vulnerable groups. The colloquia provided a unique…

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27 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
Closing the impunity gap – Southern Africa’s role in securing justice for th...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre and REDRESS are pleased to share the Report, Closing the Impunity Gap – Southern Africa’s Role in Securing Justice for the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. The attached Report draws on the outcomes and findings of the…

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24 Dec 2011 Staff Writer
Closing the impunity gap: Southern Africa’s role in securing justice for 1...

Drawing on the outcomes of the Conference, “Closing the Impunity Gap: Southern Africa’s Role in Securing Justice for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide”, organised by SALC, REDRESS and African Rights, this publication addresses the presence of genocide suspects in Southern African…

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