Swaziland stands at the human rights precipice

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The next several days in Swaziland — Africa’s last absolute monarchy — will be paramount to determining the prospects for a semblance of democracy and the protection of basic human rights in this little known country of 1.2 million people. Starting today, Swaziland’s High Court will hear a constitutional challenge…

Jeffery Smith

Jeffrey Smith is an Africa specialist at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Follow him on Twitter at @Smith_RFKennedy.