10 December: Celebrating Human Rights Day
As Namibia celebrates Human Rights Day, we the Legal Assistance Centre call on the country to continue its fight against violence. To do this we have to recognise that the problems start early. We have to make changes at the level of our individual families if we are to make a change to our society.
Press release here
Youtube video here
“In the news”
Intervention in Kavango grazing dispute was positive
Government intervention in the dispute between Vakwangali communities and Ovawambo cattle owners in the former Kavango region a couple of years ago was a success, according to researcher Theodor Muduva, a paralegal and public outreach officer at the Legal Assistance Centre. This reports the Namibian. Theodor’s report
Namibia’s planned withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
The Legal Assistance Centre is greatly saddened by the news that Namibia plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Read also in All Africa
Winner of the JP Karuaihe Human Rights Excellence Award
We received the prize for our outreach during Namibia’s celebration of 25 years of Independence, providing copies of the Constitution to members of the public as well as updating our guide “Know your Constitution” and for our work on alternatives to corporal punishment. See also our Facebook page.
Hai//om sue for rights over Etosha
MEMBERS of the Hai//om San community have launched a potentially ground-breaking court case through which they are trying to have their ancestral rights over Etosha National Park and the Mangetti area recognised and enforced. Reports the Namibian Newspaper