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ZAMBIA: PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND

SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and farmed for generations. The Community is challenging the allocation by the local land authority to commercial farmers without consultation or compensation. In 1995, a businessman (1st Respondent) was engaged to…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesMozambiqueResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORITY

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more than a pile of mouldering bones. But, even from the…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW ZIMBABWEAN’S LAND CASE ENDED UP IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

DISPOSSESSED Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell was able to take his case to the judiciary in South Africa because of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal decision, pronounced before it was dissolved, which found Zimbabwe to have been in violation of the Sadc Treaty. Zimbabwe was in contempt of court…
Staff Writer
28 Jan 2013