Archive for the ‘Malawi’ Category
(Johannesburg) –The Malawi government showed strong support for victims of international crimes by deciding not to be the host of the African Union (AU) summit if President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is allowed to attend, African civil society organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said today.
(Johannesburg) – The Malawi government’s recent surge of arrests and threats against critics reflects itsbroader crackdown on free speech and other basic rights,Human Rights Watch said today.
(New York) – Malawi should arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or bar his entry to the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir is expected to travel to Malawi to attend the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) summit on Friday, October 14, 2011.
The Tribunal for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established in 1992 as a sub-regional court, to provide, among other things, a remedy to citizens of the 15 SADC countries when their own countries were unwilling or unable to act on their complaints.
(Johannesburg) – The government of Malawi should open a prompt, independent, and transparent investigation into the killings of several peaceful demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said today. The deaths resulted from the security forces’ apparent excessive use of lethal force during largely peaceful demonstrations and some rioting on July 20 and 21, 2011.
(Johannesburg) – The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) should publicly press President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his party to end their harassment and arbitrary arrests of civil society activists and political opponents, Human Rights Watch said today. The SADC is meeting beginning March 31, 2011, in Livingstone, Zambia.
(Jakarta) – Many governments’ immigration policies and protection gaps expose migrants to abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report today in advance of International Migrants Day, December 18, 2010. The abuses include labor exploitation, violence, trafficking, mistreatment in detention, and killings, yet the nations involved offer limited recourse to seek justice, Human Rights Watch said.