Archive 2014

Archive 2014

Toddler killed in police cells
27 January 2014: A woman, who allegedly grabbed a toddler by the feet, and slammed his head twice against a cell floor, has been causing havoc in the Wanaheda police holding cells.

Ombudsman, LAC probe toddler’s death
28 January 2014: THE Office of the Ombudsman and the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) have launched a high-powered probe into the death of a four-year-old toddler in the Wanaheda police holding cells on Thursday.

Toddler killed over tea
29 January 2014: A FIGHT over tea between Kaarina Mateus (29) and another inmate, Loise Kaambu (33), in a police holding cell at Wanaheda led to the tragic death of Fortuna Tenete (4) on Thursday.

Court order protects land right
5 March 2014: A MARIENTAL resident has obtained a High Court order to stop the Witbooi Traditional Authority from cancelling a customary land right that the Hardap Communal Land Board registered in his name in December 2012.

Proposed research law to be challenged
17 March 2014: THE Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) intends to take government to court over a proposed research regulation of the Ministry of Education, which it considers unconstitutional.

LAC  and EU launch Access to Justice Project
19 March 2014: “I want to urge every legal practitioner in the country to devote one day to offer their services pro-bono to those that can otherwise not afford legal aid to defend their basic human rights,” said the vice president of the Law Society of Namibia, Dee Sauls.

Govenment loses appeal on 48-hour rule
27 March 2014: THE Supreme Court yesterday dismissed an appeal filed by the safety and security minister against a High Court judgement in which one of the men acquitted in the main Caprivi high treason trial won a damages award of N$12 000.