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NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE MALAWI’S ADOPTION OF AMENDED HIV LAW THAT REMOVES RIGHTS-INFRINGING PROVISIONS

Lilongwe - On Tuesday, 28 November, Malawi Members of Parliament voted to reject coercive and criminalising provisions that threatened human rights in a long-deliberated HIV (Prevention and Management) Bill. Activists and people living with and affected by HIV celebrated outside Parliament after having protested for months against rights-infringing provisions in…
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Nov 29, 2017
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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE CRIMINALISATION OF HIV AT THE 61ST ORIDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

BANJUL, The Gambia—Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights, delivered a statement at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights condemning the disturbing trend of the enactment of repressive HIV specific laws which often contain provisions that criminalise HIV, transmission, non-disclosure and…
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Nov 6, 2017
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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 been scheduled as follows: DATE: 2 November 2017 TIME: 13h15…
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Oct 31, 2017
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News release: Malawi High Court rules in favour of a widow previously dispossessed of her land and grants her a permanent injunction protecting her property rights

On Monday 22 May 2017, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiff, a daughter to an elite couple, against the Defendant, an 89 year old grandmother. The Court found that the property rights of the disputed land was given to the Defendant’s…
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May 24, 2017
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SALC calls for #equalhealthforall

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
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Mar 2, 2017