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Thursday, 24 March 2011

ACTSA ON SWAZILAND HUMAN RIGHTS

Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has completed its submission to the United Nations Human Rights Review of Swaziland that takes place in October 2011.

In its summary, ACTSA states, ‘With a context of high levels of poverty and a devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic, the people of Swaziland are denied a range of human rights, with poverty and HIV/AIDS showing strong feminisation.

‘The Constitution violates the principle of separation of powers in government. Rights to freedom of association, expression and assembly, as well as rights to liberty and security of the person, are regularly violated under the auspices of anti-terror legislation, or restrictive legislation pertaining to the operations of trade unions. While Swaziland has made some commitments to access to education and prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS, better treatment of HIV/AIDS infected persons, and universal access to primary education are required.’

Click below to read the full report, or click here.




Action for Southern Africa United Nations Human Rights Review of Swaziland Submission 2011

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