Submissions

SALC’s legal advocacy includes the drafting of submissions to governments, regional bodies and international treaty mechanisms. The purpose of these submissions are to highlight frequent human rights violations and infringements on the rule of law and to recommend concrete action to address these concerns. SALC’s submissions are based on research and often done in conjunction with civil society partners at domestic level. SALC provides technical support to local advocacy initiatives by its civil society partners on issues that fall within SALC’s focus areas. SALC also seeks to build local and regional networks to coordinate submissions which reflect the views and concerns of civil society more broadly.

28 Nov 2019 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC Submissions on the South African National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)...

These submissions detail the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s (SALC’s) concerns that the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019, removes existing forms of access to healthcare services to certain categories of foreign nationals, particularly, asylum-seekers, certain categories of children and dependents, immigration…

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15 Oct 2019 Amanda Shivamba
SALC SHADOW REPORT-Zimbabwe’s Combined 11th-15th Periodic Report (65th Ord...

Zimbabwe's 11th-15th Combined Report to the African Commission on Human and People's Rights 65th Session (Oct-Nov 2019) Submission by Southern Africa Litigation Centre October 2019 Introduction Zimbabwe adopted a new Constitution in 2013 which includes an expansive bill of rights…

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03 Jul 2019 Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Lesotho’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 35th Sessio...

Lesotho’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 35th Session (Jan-Feb 2020) Joint Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre with assistance by Lesotho Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) June 2019   Introduction 1.      Lesotho has made great strides towards becoming a participatory democracy…

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03 Jul 2019 Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Madagascar’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Ses...

Madagascar’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Session (Oct-Nov 2019) Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre March 2019   Introduction 1)      This report has been prepared by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) in consultation with members of the Malagasy Bar…

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03 Jul 2019 Staff Writer
SALC Shadow Report – Angola’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Sessio...

Angola’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 34th Session (Oct-Nov 2019) Submission by: Southern Africa Litigation Centre March 2019   Introduction 1.      This report has been prepared by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). The issues included in the report were raised…

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29 May 2018 Staff Writer
SALC SUBMISSION ON THE ROAD ACCIDENT BENEFIT SCHEME BILL: SUPPLEMENTARY SUBMISSI...

SALC objects to the exclusion of undocumented migrants from the benefits of the proposed Road Accident Fund Benefits Scheme Bill. Access the supplementary submission here.

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06 Dec 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL HEARING ON COHESION AND XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Submission by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre to the South African Human Rights Commission in preparation for the national hearing on social cohesion and xenophobia in South Africa can be accessed here.

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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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02 May 2017 Staff Writer
South Africa: Universal periodic review of South Africa-3rd cycle: April-May 201...

The 3rd cycle of the Universal Period Review (UPR) is scheduled to begin in Geneva – April/May 2017. South Africa’s human rights record will be reviewed during the cycle. It is expected that the review will cover both developments and…

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17 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
Joint Statement to UN Human Rights Council opposing discriminatory treatment aga...

On 10 February 2017, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Malawi Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) made a joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights…

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30 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SALC Submission on South Africa’s Green Paper on Internation...

Submitted 30 September 2016 [Read submission in PDF: salc-submission-green-paper-on-international-migration] Introduction on the Southern Africa Litigation Centre The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is a regional NGO which uses public interest litigation and high level advocacy in eleven Southern African countries to…

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27 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Civil Society Submission for South AFRICA’s UPR...

INTRODUCTION 1.1. This submission has been prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of South Africa in May 2017 by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the…

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