Recent developments in Swaziland

Freedom Under Law was established to promote the rule of law throughout Southern Africa. It monitors governance practices, identifies threats to the rule of law wherever they occur and tries to intervene appropriately.

Freedom Under Law has noted with concern recent developments in Swaziland that threaten the rule of law. In particular, we note:

the suspension of Judge Thomas Masuku
the attempted suppression of allegations of misconduct against the Chief Justice
the allegations themselves
the strike by legal professionals

We call upon all those involved to resolve their disputes without delay, with due regard to the achievement of justice and the strengthening of the rule of law.

Freedom Under Law will continue to monitor events as they unfold and will assist where it can if asked to do so.