Business and Human Rights

SALC’s Business and Human Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To address lack of accountability for environmental pollution by mining companies.
  • To address corporate complicity in international human rights violations.
  • Research on intellectual property rights and access to medicines.



06 Oct 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
2015-2017 BIENNIAL REPORT...

SALC envisions a region in which domestic and regional courts are strong, independent, and fully functional and in which they uphold and enforce the rule of law and human rights. To that end, SALC works with domestic lawyers in each…

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27 Aug 2014 Caroline James
THE NEED FOR A BALANCED DEBATE ON SWAZILAND AND AGOA...

In Swaziland yesterday, Vincent Ncongwane, the secretary general of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA), was due to speak at a prayer meeting held at Matsapha Industrial Centre. Matsapha is home to many textile factories – a sector expected…

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18 Jul 2014 Angela Mudukuti
THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE LIVES-CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN ACTS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ CHA...

Aligning business practices with respect for human rights is a global challenge. On 26 June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) passed a resolution to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a legally binding instrument to regulate…

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28 Jan 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SADC TRIBUNAL PAID THE PRICE FOR THREATENING STATES’ AUTHORI...

TANZANIAN president Jakaya Kikwete is said to have described it as a monster that will “devour us all”. Now the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal — meant to be the region’s supreme symbol of justice — is little more…

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28 Jan 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW ZIMBABWEAN’S LAND CASE ENDED UP IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LEGA...

DISPOSSESSED Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell was able to take his case to the judiciary in South Africa because of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal decision, pronounced before it was dissolved, which found Zimbabwe to have been in violation…

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08 Aug 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: LAWYERS INSIST ZIM LAND RULING STILL BINDING...

[caption id="attachment_3584" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Tribunal has been suspended for over a year as a result of its landmark ruling against the Robert Mugabe regime[/caption] The 2008 ruling that Zimbabwe’s land grab campaign was unlawful is still binding, despite attempts…

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