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News Release: Groundbreaking judgment by Botswana Court of Appeal on Freedom of Association and LGBTI Rights

On 16 March 2016, a full bench of the Court of Appeal of Botswana delivered a significant judgment in the case of Attorney General v Thuto Rammoge and 19 Others upholding the decision of the High Court and ordering the Botswana government to register the organisation Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals…
Staff Writer
16 Mar 2016
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationRule of Law

SALC in the News: Museveni vs the People: elections in a time of social media

In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has just been re-elected president, marking 30 years in power. In an election marred by disturbances including the repeated arrest of main opposition leader Kizza Besigye, something that drew attention on polling day was the shutdown of all social media and mobile money sites. This…
Caroline James
3 Mar 2016
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of Law

Media Advisory: Swazi High Court hearing on constitutionality of sedition and terrorism laws

MBABANE: On Monday, 8 February 2016, the Swazi High Court will continue to hear arguments in the case brought to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive Activities and Suppression of Terrorism Acts. WHERE: High Court, Mbabane, Swaziland WHEN: 09h30, Monday, 8 February 2016 Four separate applications were filed…
Staff Writer
5 Feb 2016
AngolaArticles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and Association

SALC in the News: Angola: UN working group on Arbitrary Detention calls for release of Human Rights Activist José Marcos Mavungo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 06, 2016 —The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT France), Front Line Defenders, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the global law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP –– today welcomed Angola: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention…
Staff Writer
6 Jan 2016
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIM ELECTIONS – SALC CONDEMNS ARREST OF TOP LAWYER

The Mail & Guardian The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has criticised the arrest of MDC parliamentary candidate Arnold Tsunga and 50 supporters. “The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the arrest of MDC  parliamentary candidate Arnold Tsunga and 50 supporters on 20 July 2013, and the banning of a political…
Staff Writer
23 Nov 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSouth Africa

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SOUTH AFRICA

The undersigned organisations oppose the recent complaint against the Chief Justice and regard it as ill considered. The complaint does damage to the much-needed project of transformation in the legal profession and threatens to chill the important dialogue about sex, race, sexual orientation and gender on the bench, at the…
Staff Writer
16 Nov 2013
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSOGIE RightsZambia

NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIAN POLICE MUST IMMEDIATELY RELEASE ACTIVIST

ZAMBIAN POLICE MUST IMMEDIATELY RELEASE UNLAWFULLY DETAINED HIV AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SAY SALC AND OSISA Johannesburg, 10 April 2013 – The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) have expressed their deep concern at the unlawful arrest and continued detention of Zambian HIV…
Staff Writer
10 Apr 2013