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Region and country Archives: Eswatini

Africa region: Human rights advocates call on authorities to support the work of NGOs advancing the human rights of LGBTQI+ people in East and Southern Africa

On 11 April 2023, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) convened an online panel of five human rights advocates from East and Southern Africa to discuss the obstacles preventing organizations working to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people in their countries from registering to operate. The webinar […]

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Eswatini: The judiciary can and should play a critical role in enhancing access to justice for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities in Eswatini often face discrimination and other barriers that inhibit their full and equal participation in the justice system. As magistrates courts are often the first port of call for those interacting with the justice system in Eswatini, magistrates are critical actors in ensuring that persons with disabilities are provided with the […]

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Eswatini: The authorities should implement the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights regarding the unlawful removal of Justice Thomas Masuku

Today the ICJ wrote to the Minister of Justice of Eswatini requesting that the Eswatini authorities provide information on the steps they had taken to implement the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) during the 33rd Extra-Ordinary Session, held from 12-19 July 2021 and published on 6 April […]

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