Amnesty International calls for SADC to strengthen laws to protect human rights

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Amnesty International has called on law-makers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to strengthen laws to protect human rights amid growing threats in the region.

Major threats threatening stability in the region include violations linked to Mozambique’s conflict and a clampdown on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly due to COVID-19.

The session was attended by members of the SADC Parliamentary Forum Standing Committee on Democratisation, Governance and Human Rights and stakeholders drawn from state and non-state human rights actors, civil society, media and technical partners in SADC.

Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa, Deprose Muchena unpacks the outcome of the webinar and other related issues: