November 3, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The Namibia Supreme Court ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilized in public hospitals. This decision affirms the July 2012 intermediate court ruling, which stated that the sterilizations were illegal because circumstances rendered the consent coerced and uninformed. ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday elected 14 countries to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The assembly chose Algeria, China, Cuba, France Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A court in Namibia has ruled that the government sterilized three HIV-positive women without obtaining appropriate consent, a legal aid group said Monday. The Southern African Litigation Center (SALC) reported that the court ruled the sterilization of the women improper after finding that they ...[read more]
November 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The Namibia-based Southern African Development Community Tribunal on Friday ruled that 78 white Zimbabwe farmers whose land was seized by the Zimbabwe government under its farm redistribution program were owed compensation and that the seizures were racially motivated, discriminatory and contrary ...[read more]
August 8, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Namibian High Court on Wednesday sentenced 10 defendants to prison terms ranging from 30 to 32 years after they were convicted of high treason for their roles in the 1999 Caprivi uprising. The 10, who were removed from the courtroom for unruly behavior during the sentencing, were among 129 ...[read more]
July 31, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The Namibian human rights group National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) Tuesday said that it has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate former Namibian President Sam Nujoma in connection with the disappearance of over 4,200 people during the country's struggle for ...[read more]

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