Building vibrant and tolerant democracies
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was launched in 2005 and represents a joint initiative between the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).
Based in Johannesburg, SALC promotes human rights and the rule of law primarily through litigation support and training. SALC operates in ten southern African countries; namely, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
SALC’s objectives include, amongst others, providing ongoing support and assistance to lawyers in the region who are in the process of litigating human rights, constitutional and public interest cases; providing regular training to lawyers within the respective jurisdictions on constitutional, human rights and rule of law issues; supporting prospective cases which will advance human rights and rule of law in southern Africa; and engaging all members of the legal profession, including the judiciary, on issues of constitutionalism, human rights and rule of law, providing assistance where required.ShareThis