Representative body of lawyers, 
law societies and bar associations. 


Human Rights

Strategic Objectives

  • To contribute to laws / practices that allow higher degree of participation of women in social, economic, political sectors in the SADC;
  • To contribute towards SADC minimum conditions of prisons & rights of prisoners;
  • To have the rights of human rights defenders protected by national laws, policies and institutions.

Current Activities

  • Country Studies/Assessments on Human Rights;
  • Training of Lawyers on Human Rights;
  • Litigation on human rights cases of public interest;
  • Development of and advocacy for the adoption of the SADC Standard Minimum Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Detainees;/
  • Learning and Sharing Experiences on Management of Prisons in the SADC Countries; and/
  • Advocacy for the Rights of Prisoners,