Ongoing Cases

29 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
Swaziland: Challenge to the Common Law Marital Power and Marriage Act...

SALC is working with Women and Law in Southern Africa’s Swaziland chapter (WLSA-Swaziland) on a case challenging the common law marital power and the Marriage Act of 1964. Under the common law marital power, a married woman cannot conclude contracts…

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29 Aug 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949...

SALC is supporting a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) to repeal the Mental Disorders Act of 1949 in Mwewa and Others v the Attorney General and Others. The Petitioners argue that the…

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28 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
Zimbabwe: Challenging unlawful arrest of transgender woman...

On 16 January 2014 a transgender activist was arrested in Bulawayo after entering a female toilet. At the police station she was forced to strip and examined by medical doctors to verify her gender. After spending two nights in a…

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29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Detention of Learners for Pregnancy...

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the review of a Magistrates Court decision to fine parents of students who were pregnant and those responsible for the pregnancies at a school in Malawi.…

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29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging Forced Eviction of Communities Living on Customary Land...

SALC is working with the Zambia Land Alliance to challenge the newly created Chikankata District Council’s taking over of individual farms and the grazing land of a community of 4429 people without following the legal and constitutional procedures. No compensation,…

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09 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
Nigeria: Mandatory HIV Testing and Dismissal of an Employee on the Basis of HIV-...

SALC is working with Lawyers Alert, Nigeria to challenge the mandatory HIV testing of an employee of a security company and his subsequent dismissal on the basis of his HIV-status, in X v Brink and Others. The applicant, Mr X, was an…

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