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Baxu nominated for Sustainable Development Award

The LAC is proud to announce that our film “Baxu and the Giants” has been nominated for the 3rd Sustainable Development Awards 2021 in the category “Pioneering journalism”. This category celebrates contributions towards raising public awareness and educating the public on environmental issues. We wish all nominees best of luck. Winners will...

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ProBono on Immoral Practices

The Combating of Immoral Practices Act 21 of 1980 is a law that is much misunderstood. Many have called for it to be repealed, wrongly believing that it criminalises homosexuality in some way. But this is not the case. So, what does this outdated “South West African” statute inherited by Namibia...

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ProBono on Environmental Assessments in Namibia

Article 95(l) of Namibian Constitution is the focal point for the protection of Namibia’s environment. It declares that the Government will take steps to maintain Namibia’s ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity. It also says that the Government will try to make sure that all of the nation’s living...

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First day at Court

Last week was a good week for us! We are proud to announce that LAC trustee, Esi Schimming-Chase has been appointed as Judge in the High Court of Namibia as from April 2021. We congratulate Esi on her appointment as Judge and are confident that she will acquit herself well in this very...

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ProBono on harmful practices

March 2021 - ProBono 55 - Harmful Social, Cultural and Religious Practices: What the Child Care and Protection Act says Are initiation customs such as sikenge and olufuko harmful to the girls who take part in them? Press reports on these rituals quote positive and negative perceptions from different participants. A play on...

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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 human...

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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 Guttmacher...

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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 statement...

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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 more...

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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 Coalition Windhoek,...

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