Legal Assistance Centre

COMMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

ALL ANNUAL REPORTS

2013 Annual ReportRead in this report about the work and achievements of the LAC.


GR&AP RELEASES NEW ANIMATIONS

Animations pageGRAP releases new animated videos on punishment, maintenance and protection orders.

SCRAPING THE POT: SAN IN NAMIBIA TWO DECADES AFTER INDEPENDENCE

Scraping the PotA full study focusing on the living conditions of the San communities in Namibia.
N$ 250.00

MAINTENANCE MATTERS

Maintenance report 2013An assessment of the operation of Namibia's Maintenance Act 9 of 2003.


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA

God stopped making LandReport on Case Studies of Namibia’s
Topnaar and Hai||om Communities.

GOD STOPPED MAKING LAND

God stopped making LandLand rights, conflict and law in Namibia's Caprivi Region.



THEY HAVE THAT HEART

They have that heartMale involvement in community and home-based care in Namibia

 

SCHOOL CODES OF CONDUCT

Comic on BullyingPromoting safer schools through the "School codes of Conduct"


 

Our Constitutionat risk?
The NANGOF Trust, as an umbrella body for non-governmental organisations in Namibia, herewith voices its grave concerns regarding the proposed amendments to the Namibian Constitution and the manner in which they are being rushed through parliament. No meaningful consultations, beyond a handful of political parties, appear to have taken place on these substantive changes. Read the Bill here.

LAC’s Rhino Conservation Project Receives Support From Pupkewitz
For over three decades, Namibia has been one of the leading examples the implementation of a successful Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) programme. This is largely credited to the enduring commitment of the Namibian Government, its Business Sector, its Non-Governmental Sector and most importantly, its people to conserve Namibia’s unique wildlife. Read on...

Improving Namibia's response to victims of Gender-based violence
Members of the media are invited to attend the inauguration of the roadshow at the Katutura Magistrate Court.

Launch of " Scraping the Pot"
Press release: here
Summary of report: here

Government loses appeal on 48-hour rule
27 March: "The constitutional right to be brought before a court within 48 hours after arrest is undoubtedly an important right accorded to arrested persons and should be guarded jealously in light of Namibia’s pre-Independence history of detention without trial and other related injustices," Chief Justice Peter Shivute said.

The launch of "Access to Justice"
on 14 March 2014 at 9:30 at the LAC office

Here is the director's speech and article in the Namibian where the vice president of the Law Society of Namibia, Dee Sauls, had the following to say:
“I want to urge every legal practitioner in the country to devote one day to offer their services pro-bono to those that can otherwise not afford legal aid to defend their basic human rights!”


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Court order protects land right
5 March 2014: A Mariental resident has obtained a High Court order to stop the Witbooi Traditional Authority from cancelling a customary land right that the Hardap.....

The Legal Assistance Centre formally handed over its offices in Ongwediva
18 February 2014: the Legal Assistance Centre formally handed over its offices in Ongwediva to ELCIN Western Diocese. These offices were constructed by the LAC as the Human Rights Centre and commenced operations during 1988 shortly before independence.

Toddler killed in police cells
27 January 2014: The Legal Assistance Centre notes with great sadness the reports in the media in relation to the death of a toddler in Wanaheda Police Station. The Director has released a press statement.

LAC receives renewed funding from Finland
The Embassy of Finland's Fund for Local Cooperation will contribute a sum of 278000 Euros over two years towards three projects within the LAC, namely the Aids Law Unit, Gender, Research and Advocacy Project and the Land, Environment and Development Unit.  A number of activities will be supported relating to health rights, land rights and gender equality. Please read the attached speech for further details.

Access to Justice Series
In early February 2013 a new series of papers on recommendations for access to justice is published by the LAC.
1 Access to Justice as a Human Right
2 Locus Standi
3 Costs and contingency fees
4 Amicus Curiae participation

MISSION STATEMENT
We, the Legal Assistance Centre, being a public interest law centre, collectively strive to make the law accessible to those with the least access, through education, law reform, research, litigation, legal advice, representation and lobbying, with the ultimate aim of creating and maintaining a human rights culture in Namibia.
Government Gazettes and Namlex

All available now
Updates in good progress.

Posters from the Embassy of Finland
IDASA Namibia Reports

Unfinished Business: Democracy in Namibia

Career Opportunities

No position at the moment

LAC opinion

13 April 2012:
Caught in the debt trap

Safety for Children
NBC to screen LAC films

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