Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second leading cause of death for girls between ages 15 and 19. And babies born to mothers under age 20 are 1.5 times more likely to die during the first 28 days … More Child marriage in Tanzania (Pt 3)
Remittance flows into developing nations are more than three times that of official development aid and tend to be more stable than private investment or development aid … More Money and the rule of law in Southern Africa
There must come a time when access to justice in this type of case will not be achieved by exporting cases [out of Zambia] … More Is Zambia exporting access to justice to England?
Despite the lazy caricatures of Africa, it is a place of spirited determination with a huge appetite for change. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, now’s not the time to ‘wallow in the valley of despair…even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow.’ … More Africa is not passive in the face of challenges
At the frontline of promoting human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa is a number of NGO’s committed to taking up causes of marginalised groups and cases with a public interest. One such NGO based in Johannesburg and with links to lawyers and other human rights organisations across the region is the … More Southern Africa Litigation Centre
Tanzania’s government is appealing last year’s High Court decision to end child marriage. … More Child Marriage in Tanzania (Part 1)
This case poses the Constitutional Court with the challenge of deciding whether South African courts have authority to try individuals for terrorist acts committed outside South Africa. … More International terrorism and South Africa
Whilst providing protection for the mentally disabled, the law in Zambia still has significant gaps as revealed by a recent High Court decision … More Mental Health law in Zambia