International Criminal Justice

PRESS RELEASE: NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT DELIVERS JUDGMENT ON ICC WITHDRAWAL CHALLENGE

Johannesburg- On the 22nd February 2017 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria (HC) delivered its judgment on the case commenced by the Democratic Alliance (DA), a South African political party against the South African government’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the ICC …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: HIGH COURT ORDERS ARREST OF ICC FUGITIVE, OMAR AL-BASHIR

Pretoria – On Monday 15 June 2015, a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court, comprising Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, and Judge Hans Fabricius, made an order for the arrest of the President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir. Immediately thereafter the State confirmed that President …» Read More

SALC REMINDS SA GOVERNMENT:PRESIDENT BASHIR MUST BE ARRESTED

TO: The Minister of International Relations and Co-operation The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services The Minister of Police cc.Director-General of Justice and Constitutional Development cc.Chief State Law Advisor cc.National Director of Public Prosecutions Dear Honourable Ministers, RE: Anticipated Presence of President Omar al Bashir at the 25th African Union …» Read More

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REGIONAL ADVOCACY REPORT-CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION: PURSUING DOMESTIC ACCOUNTABILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMES

Drawing on the outcomes of the Conference, “Civil Society In Action: Pursuing Domestic Accountability for International Crimes”, organised by SALC with the support of Trust Africa, this publication canvases successful case studies of civil society pursuing domestic accountability for international crimes. The publication outlines existing legal frameworks and addresses challenges …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN ZIMBABWE

Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials accused of committing crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. In its judgment, the Court made it clear …» Read More