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PRESS RELEASE: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL CURTAILS THE PRESIDENT’S POWER TO APPOINT HIGH COURT JUDGES

    On 16 January 2017, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard the case of Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise v President of Botswana, Judicial Service Commission and Attorney General (CACGB-031-16).  Judgment was handed down on 19 April 2017. In 2015, the Law Society of Botswana and Mr …» Read More

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA PUTS UP SPIRITED DEFENCE AT ICC HEARING BUT ADVERSE FINDING LIKELY

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 10 April 2017 The Daily Maverick South Africa put up a spirited defence before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Friday where the country’s legal representatives argued against the Court making a finding of non-compliance against it in respect of its …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE ZAMBIA: SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ICC Crucial for Atrocity Victims, Global Justice  (Nairobi – April 10, 2017) – Zambia should reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court to best advance justice for victims of atrocities, a group of African organizations and international nongovernmental organizations with a presence in Africa said today. Zambia’s government began public consultations on the country’s …» Read More

SALC IN THE NEWS: THE PRICE OF SHUNNING THE ICC

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 6 April 2017 The Daily Maverick South Africa will appear before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday to argue why the court should not make a finding of non-compliance against the country for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir when he attended …» Read More

SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY THE ICC SHOULD REFER SOUTH AFRICA TO THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 28 March 2017 The Mail & Guardian South Africa has been summoned to a co-operation hearing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7. This follows South Africa’s failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan when he attended an African Union summit in South Africa in …» Read More