High court in eSwatini rules in favor of married women’s rights

High court in eSwatini rules in favor of married women’s rights

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is celebrating a significant victory for married women in eSwatini, after the country’s high court ruled Friday that the existing common-law doctrine discriminates against women and denies their constitutional rights to equality. “Marital power refers to the archaic common law doctrine that a husband has…

King Mswati invites public input on eSwatini’s new PM

The Kingdom of eSwatini was abuzz Thursday as King Mswati III departed from historical precedent – at least on paper – and invited the southern African monarchy’s citizens to help choose a new prime minister. The king began a traditional “people’s parliament” known as Sibaya, held at the Ludzidzini Royal…

Amnesty report looks at forced evictions in eSwatini

A new report from the Amnesty International NGO focuses on forced evictions in eSwatini, where hundreds of people have been left homeless by land policies controlled by Swazi elites. The report looks at two cases that capture the impacts of eSwatini’s land governance system, which keeps most land held in…