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SALC Oral Statement: At the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights on the Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe and Malawi

On the 24 October 2019, SALC delivered an oral statement at the the 65th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is in crisis facing chronic shortages of physical money, the country’s economy has faced a steep economic contraction this year, with the country’s…
Amanda Shivamba
30 Oct 2019
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE As civil society organisations from across the region, we are concerned by the increased arrests of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. In 2019 alone, numerous human rights defenders have been arrested, detained and charged with offences…
Staff Writer
26 Jun 2019
Criminal JusticeHealth RightsMalawiNews

Media Advisory: Malawi High Court to decide on interim order preventing detention of prisoners with MDR-TB

Zomba, Malawi – On Wednesday 30 January 2019, the Malawi High Court, will hear argument on an interim application to prevent prisoners with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from being returned to prison. In October 2018, the Zomba High Court granted six MDR-TB infected inmates and Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice…
Staff Writer
30 Jan 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawZimbabwe

News Release: International Crimes being committed in Zimbabwe

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is concerned with reports of serious human rights violations and commission of atrocities by the police forces, government armed forces and ZANU PF members in Zimbabwe since Monday 14 January. Following country wide protests to the hiking of fuel prices in the country, the…
Staff Writer
25 Jan 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SA JUDGMENTS ‘DO NOT APPLY IN ZIMBABWE’

The Business Day HARARE — A ruling by South Africa’s appeal court on Wednesday, which gives the green light to South African police officials to investigate allegations of torture against Zimbabwean officials, has been dismissed as a “non-event” and an “unfortunate development” by Zimbabwe’s newly appointed prosecutor-general, Johannes Tomana. The…
Staff Writer
29 Nov 2013
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIM TORTURE INVESTIGATION MUST GO AHEAD, SAYS SA COURT

South Africa’s top appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the country’s authorities have a duty to investigate allegations of torture in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Judge Mohammed Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that South African prosecutors had a duty under international law to probe the alleged torture…
Staff Writer
27 Nov 2013