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Press release on the Lühl case

Lühl v Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration NEGLECTING THE CHILDREN’S BEST INTERESTS The Legal Assistance Centre finds the High Court judgment in the Lühl case very disappointing and disturbing. The Court refused to order the government to issue travel documents to the children involved in the case on flimsy procedural...

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...

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 Many have called for it to be repealed, wrongly believing that it criminalises homosexuality in some way.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 So, what does this outdated “South West African” statute inherited by...

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...

Namlex March 2021 Update

16 April 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 31 March.  To find out about Namibian law and the availability of the databases read here or go...

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...

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...

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...