Region and country Archives: Africa

Eswatini: New law on sexual and domestic violence a vital achievement and opportunity for change

His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland) yesterday gave his royal assent to the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, a milestone in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country.

July 19, 2018

UN Human Rights Council: key outcomes of the 38th ordinary session

The ICJ today joined other NGOs in highlighting key outcomes of the 38th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council.

July 6, 2018

Swaziland: enactment of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill urgently required – new ICJ report

The widespread occurrence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Swaziland requires prompt action to enact the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill, says the ICJ in a report released today.

May 24, 2018

Lesotho: authorities must ensure the independence of the judiciary and reopen the Court of Appeal

The Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF) and the ICJ today called on the authorities in Lesotho to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and to immediately take all legal and administrative measures necessary to make the Court of Appeal function independently and impartially.

May 15, 2018

37th UN Human Rights Council: joint NGO end of session statement

The ICJ today joined other NGOs in an end-of-session statement, reflecting on the 37th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council.

March 23, 2018