• Mar 29, 2011
    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. The SADC is meeting beginning March 31, 2011, in Livingstone, Zambia.
  • Aug 31, 2009
    Southern African leaders should press Zimbabwe's power-sharing government to end ongoing human rights violations and to implement legal reforms.

Reports

Namibia

  • Mar 29, 2011
    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. The SADC is meeting beginning March 31, 2011, in Livingstone, Zambia.
  • Aug 31, 2009
    Southern African leaders should press Zimbabwe's power-sharing government to end ongoing human rights violations and to implement legal reforms.
  • Jul 30, 2009
    Recognizing our obligation to help protect human rights and uphold the rule of law, we, the undersigned civil society organizations, appeal to African ICC States Parties to reaffirm their support for the ICC and their commitment to abide by their obligations under the Rome Statute, particularly in relation to the arrest and transfer of the President of Sudan to the ICC.
  • Jun 22, 2009
    Namibia hosts the Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting in Windhoek starting tomorrow. Namibia's Deputy Mines Minister, Bernhard Esau, who chairs the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), has a problem on his hands:  protecting the integrity and credibility of the Process and the international diamond industry.
  • Jun 12, 2009
    The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch honor Namibian lawyer and activist, Michaela Clayton, and Canadian professor, Viviane Namaste, with the 2009 Awards for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
  • Aug 18, 2008
    For years now, women’s groups in Southern Africa have campaigned tirelessly to ensure that the Southern African Development Community adopt the Protocol on Gender and Development. Yesterday, the SADC finally took that historic step. Member states will be obliged to amend their laws to ensure equal rights for women across a wide range of issues, from provisions that require member states to enshrine equality in their constitutions, to firm commitments to reduce maternal mortality by 75 per cent. But while that’s a cause for celebration, the Protocol still does not refer explicitly to domestic violence, and it still doesn’t oblige states to introduce legal provisions that criminalise marital rape.
  • Aug 14, 2008
    Southern African leaders should adopt the proposed Gender and Development Protocol at their upcoming summit after amending it to include crucial provisions deleted in 2007. One of the most important provisions that should be put back in to the protocol would commit states to criminalize marital rape.
  • Jul 2, 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way.
  • Apr 20, 2001
    Human Rights Watch urged the United Nations Security Council today to take action against the looting of resources by foreign troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and address the devastating human rights abuses being committed by the same troops.
  • May 27, 1998
    Human Rights Watch condemned the Government of Namibia's forcible return of an Angolan refugee and human rights activist to Angola on May 19.