SADC news

Developments in the SADC region

By Makanatsa Makonese 2014: Election year in SADC South Africa and Malawi were the first of five Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries to hold elections in the SADC region […]

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SADC LA preliminary election report calls for greater voter education

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) has recommended that the Electoral Commission (IEC) implements continuous voter education as well as training for electoral officials. […]

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Constitutionalism in the SADC region discussed at the SADC LA AGM

By Mapula Sedutla The Southern African Democratic Countries Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA) 14th annual conference was held at Lilongwe, Malawi in August 2013. The theme of the conference was: ‘Constitution-making […]

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The SADC Tribunal conundrum – lawyers look to the African Court for direction

By Makanatsa Makonese On 23 November 2012 lawyers’ bodies* lodged an application with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court) requesting it to provide an advisory […]

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Decriminalising freedom of expression in SADC

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey In a session chaired by the vice-president of the Law Society of Lesotho and SADC LA councillor, Nkoya Thabane, advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Special Rapporteur […]

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Safeguarding judicial independence in SADC

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey To tie in with the theme of the conference, in its first session, chairperson of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, […]

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Resolutions on the SADC Tribunal

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey On the SADC Tribunal SADC LA will not support the tribunal in the form proposed by the 32nd SADC summit, in which form the tribunal […]

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SADC Lawyers’ Association 2012 conference and AGM

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey ‘Safeguarding judicial independence in an era of judicial reviews in the SADC region’ was the topic of the 13th Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association […]

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SADC law society directors discuss human rights monitoring and other common issues

By Kim Hawkey Chief executive officers and directors of a number of law societies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region recently met in Johannesburg to discuss issues of concern […]

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