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Gender Laws in Namibia in Powerpoint format These presentations are  in detailed versions for community leaders or service providers, and shorter versions suitable for community workshops available. Combating of Rape Act                                     Public     ...

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LAC Vacancies

Senior Legal Practitioner - Land, Environment and Development Project The Land, Environment and Development Project (LEAD)  is inviting dynamic applicants to apply for the above position commencing as soon as possible.  Minimum requirements are a LL.B degree or other recognized Law Degree with 4-6 years related experience as well as...

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Communal Land and Local Authorities

Today the LAC held a stakeholder engagement event regarding “Communal Land and Local Authorities” with the presence of the newly appointed Ombudsman Basilius Dyakugha. The Ombudsman The Ombudsman LAC at work Willem Odendaal Frieda Andreas Corinna van Wyk The presentation and discussions were focused around the ruling of the Supreme Court on Kashela Vs...

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Hate Speech

Hate speech:  The South African Qwelane case and why it is relevant for Namibia What is the Qwelane Case about? “Speech is powerful – it has the ability to build, promote and nurture, but it can also denigrate, humiliate and destroy. Hate speech is one of the most devastating modes of...

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Vaccine Mandates

Are vaccine mandates constitutional? “The right to choose what can and cannot be done to one’s body… is an inalienable human right. This is what the Namibian Supreme Court stated in a 2015 case involving a mother whose life was endangered when she refused a blood transfusion. Debates about Covid-19 vaccination...

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Baxu and LAC educating on Natural Resources

The Land, Environment and Sustainable Development Department of the LAC engaged with communities in the Kavango East region on natural resource management and sustainability. Here a few impressions, while showing the LAC produced short film Baxu and the Giants to a community project, Komeho, in Rundu and to a...

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Zoe Titus elected Chairperson of Global Forum for Media Development

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF NMT DIRECTOR ZOE TITUS AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (GFMD) (released on 5 October 2021 by NMT and shared here.) The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is proud to announce that its director Ms Zoé Titus was elected Chairperson of the Global...

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No oil drilling in the Kavango

Call for a moratorium and public inquiry on oil and gas exploration in the Kavango regions We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations, coalitions and technical experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities in the Kavango Basin. Most of us have...

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Namlex 15 July 2021 Update

26 July 2021 – Namlex and annotated Statutes and Regulations We are happy to announce a full update to our Index to Laws (NAMLEX) and annotated statutes and regulations as well as Covid-19 rules.  All information is current up to 15 July. To find out about Namibian law and the availability of the databases Download this or...

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Probono on Admission of Guilt in Covid Times

An admission of guilt fine refers to the situation where a person who has been charged with a crime that is not too serious – such as a traffic violation or a violation of the Covid-19 emergency regulations – is given the option of paying a fine without having...

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