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You are invited to the launch of the Asina Loyiko Website! Please join us for the launch and webinar featuring local and international experts and a keynote address by local hero and activist, Nonhle Mbuthuma of the Amadiba Crisis Committee.

Resisting Corporate Bullying and Intimidation

Around the world, human rights activists are subjected to immense physical and judicial harassment. Their important work in protecting human rights and the environment, all in the public interest, is met with reprisal and attacks on their person, property and basic rights, most often by corporate actors. In support of the anti-SLAPP campaign, Asina Loyiko, and as part of the launch of the campaign website, local and international experts will share their views on SLAPPs and corporate bullying. At a time when meaningful strategic partnerships to resist corporate intimidation is more important than ever before, this discussion aims to empower civil society actors, provide strategic insights and help build a global alliance of resistance.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://bit.ly/2H8Ftsb

Webinar ID: 895 4320 9197
Passcode: 670400

Programme

10h00 – 10h15 Introduction and brief presentation of website
Asina Loyiko Campaign Co-ordinator
10h15 – 10h30 Keynote Address
Nonhle Mbuthuma – Amadiba Crisis Committee
10h30 – 11h00 Panel Discussion and Q&A: SLAPPs around the world. Strategies, lessons, and insights from international partners

Nikhil Dutta – International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Charlie Holt – Greenpeace International
Lady Nancy Zuluaga Jaramillo – Business and Human Rights Centre

Q&A: 9 – 10min

11h00 – 11h30 Panel Discussion and Q&A: SLAPPs and Corporate Intimidation in South Africa. Protecting and advancing constitutional rights through resistance, campaigning and solidarity.

Thami Nkosi – Right2Know
Thandiwe Matthews – South African Human Rights Commission
Stanley Malematja – Right to Protest

Q&A and Conclusion: 9 – 10min

Data will be made available to activists who wish to join the webinar. If you will require data to join the webinar, please contact Khaliel Moses at kmoses@cer.org.za with your request by no later than Monday, 19 October.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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