On 23rd February the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the consolidated applications in the State v Okah matter. This followed the November 2017 hearing in which the Constitutional Court deliberated on the issues of whether South African courts possess extra-territorial jurisdiction for crimes of terrorism and serious offences committed outside South Africa; and whether this was limited to prosecutions for the financing of terrorism only. Justice Edwin Cameron delivered the unanimous judgment, dismissing Mr Okah’s cross appeals.
SALC’s submission can be be accessed here.
State’s Reply to SALC’s submissions can be accessed here.
First Amicus Submissions can be accessed here.
The State’s Submissions can be accessed here.
Okah’s Submissions can be accessed here.
Okah’s Supplementary submissions can be accessed here.
The full Judgment of the Constitutional Court can be accessed here.