17 Jan 2018 International Criminal Justice Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA/RWANDA: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DECISION BY SOUTH AFRICA TO GRANT REFUGE...

This case concerns the judicial review of the decision of the South African authorities to grant refugee status to a former Rwandan general and suspected war criminal,Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in June 2010. This case is being brought by the Consortium…

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08 Jan 2018 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR CHANGES TRANSGENDER MAN’S IDENTITY DOCUMENT F...

The Registrar of National Registration of Botswana has issued a transgender man a new identity document that correctly reflects his male gender identity. Previously, the High Court of Botswana in a case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and…

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14 Dec 2017 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
COURT DIARY: LESOTHO HIGH COURT HEARS IMPORTANT CASE ON PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE MI...

On Monday, 11 December 2017, a panel of 3 judges of the High Court of Lesotho heard argument in the case of Private Lekhetso Mokhele and Others v The Commander, Lesotho Defence Forces and Others. Justices Monapathi, Peete and Sakoane presided…

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14 Dec 2017 Disability Rights Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949...

SALC supported 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 Act…

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11 Dec 2017 Angola Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUN...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and…

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11 Dec 2017 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON DISMISSAL OF PREGNANT SOLDIER...

Maseru, Lesotho - On Monday, the 11 December 2017, the Lesotho High Court will hear the case of 3 female Privates of the Lesotho Defence Forces who are challenging their discharge from service on the grounds of falling pregnant in…

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