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Articles and OpinionsBotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNews

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA

Published by AfricanLII on 28 May 2018 In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional. She takes the opportunity to also reflect more generally…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNews

News Release: Lesotho Court declares offence of criminal defamation invalid

Maseru, Lesotho – On Monday 21 May 2018, the Lesotho High Court (sitting as a Constitutional Court), in a unanimous judgment declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional with retrospective effect. The case of Basildon Peta v Minister of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights and 2 Others, Constitutional Case…
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationZimbabwe

Court Diary: MISA-Zimbabwe and Others v Minister of Justice and Another

Caroline James On Wednesday, 3 February 2016, the Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe heard an application brought by the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe) against the Minister and Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Attorney General. The Minister of Information had initially been cited…
Staff Writer
4 Feb 2016