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Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joined March 2021

Our mission is to promote and advance human rights, democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice in Southern Africa through strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity strengthening.



Presence in: Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Health, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Established in 2005, SALC is comprised of human rights lawyers who engage in strategic litigation in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We support local lawyers and community-based organisations in these countries to engage in advocacy, litigation and training. We focus on criminal justice, civil and political rights, socio-economic rights, international criminal justice, business and human rights, and equality rights. Within the latter area, we support cases and organisations dealing with persons with disabilities, sex workers, LGBTQI persons, migrants, children, and women.