Submissions

SALC’s legal advocacy includes the drafting of submissions to governments, regional bodies and international treaty mechanisms. The purpose of these submissions are to highlight frequent human rights violations and infringements on the rule of law and to recommend concrete action to address these concerns. SALC’s submissions are based on research and often done in conjunction with civil society partners at domestic level. SALC provides technical support to local advocacy initiatives by its civil society partners on issues that fall within SALC’s focus areas. SALC also seeks to build local and regional networks to coordinate submissions which reflect the views and concerns of civil society more broadly.

12 May 2017 Staff Writer
Oral statement on the Human Rights situation in Lesotho...

The submission statement raises concerns about human rights violations in Lesotho and speaks to the question of (i) continued failure of government of Lesotho to implement SADC Recommendations stemming from the SADC Commission of Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Lt. Gen Mahao’s…

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02 May 2017 Staff Writer
South Africa: Universal periodic review of South Africa-3rd cycle: April-May 201...

The 3rd cycle of the Universal Period Review (UPR) is scheduled to begin in Geneva – April/May 2017. South Africa’s human rights record will be reviewed during the cycle. It is expected that the review will cover both developments and…

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17 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
Joint Statement to UN Human Rights Council opposing discriminatory treatment aga...

On 10 February 2017, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Malawi Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) made a joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights…

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20 May 2016 Staff Writer
Unlawful and Expensive – Rights Bodies Criticize Ongoing Detention of Migr...

The Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today launched an Audit of Malawi’s immigration laws making a list of 24 recommendations to ensure compliance with human rights and the rule…

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02 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Submission to CRC on Malawi...

Submission to the committee on the rights of the child regarding the government of Malawi’s combined third, fourth and fifth periodic In advance of the preparation of the list of issues for the Republic of Malawi’s periodic report to the…

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06 Jan 2016 Staff Writer
UPR Pre-Session on Namibia...

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the pre-session of the second cycle of Namibia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). At the pre-session, SALC presented two statements. The first on behalf of itself, Namibia…

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