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ProBono on the Right to Access Health Care

Probono 55 – The Right to Access Health Care The right to health, and the right to access health care, are two interlinked, yet separate legal concepts. The Namibian Constitution, even in its most progressive interpretation, makes no provision for the right to health care for any person in Namibia. However, it...

ProBono on International Laws

January 2021 – Probono 54 – What is international law and why does is matter to Namibia? International law is a set of rules, norms and standards generally accepted in relations between countries. It creates common legal obligations to guide countries on cross-border issues such as war, diplomacy, trade, the environment and...

Abortion Facts in Namibia

Global Perspectives How many abortions take place each year? According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 56.3 million abortions per year globally between 2010 and 2014. This means that about 25% of all pregnancies (1 out of 4) ended in abortion, legally or illegally. According to the...

Press release on General Shalli’s remarks

The Legal Assistance is extremely concerned about another incident of hate speech which took place on 7 November 2020 at which it was reported that General Shalli (RTD) threatened to execute members of the opposition parties. He stated that they “should not be shot, but slaughtered.” After the recent...

Covid -19 Annotated Statutes updated

We have updated all Proclamations regarding the "lockdown" and published them on our Constitution website. As the different emergency regulations multiply, we have edited the entire set of regulations to give greater clarity on the different dates of application of the different versions of the regulations and to introduce a...

African Lives Matter Too

Zimbabwe: African Lives Matter Too ACTION Coalition calls on the President of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, aswell as other SADC heads of State and the AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to act in the interests of human rights in Zimbabwe. More in the pdf. Mr. Frederico Links Chairperson, ACTION...

Namlex – International treaties and laws

NAMLEX APENDIX- 2020  - Guide to international law and treaties Namibia has ratified – current to July 2020 This update introduces links to the best text of each agreement which is available online. In order to know what version of each agreement currently applies to Namibia, it was necessary to examine the...

ACTION Coalition press conference

There was a Press Conference today on Concerning Issues Related to Access to Information (ATI) in the Context of the Campaigning for the 27 November 2019 National Assembly and Presidential Elections. Our Director, Mrs. Toni Hancox, will speak on Nampol/NDF operations.