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NEWS RELEASE: WITHDRAWAL OF THE ICC REPEAL BILL

Johannesburg, 15 March 2017– The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes government’s decision to withdraw the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Repeal Bill which was introduced to parliament in late 2016. Parliament’s passing of the Bill would have started the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court …» Read More

Blog Posts

International Criminal Justice in 2012 – A Year of Highs, Lows and Raised Eye Brows

The eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute came » Read More

Analysis of SALC’s Zimbabwe Torture Case – Universal Jurisdiction in Action

At the end of March the North Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in SALC’s landmark » Read More

INELIGIBLE AND ILLEGAL – FORMER RWANDAN GENERAL’S REFUGEE STATUS TO BE QUESTIONED IN COURT

A country’s refugee and immigration laws should, if administered properly, safeguard its territory from individuals attempting to » Read More

News Stories

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION AGAINST AU CALL FOR ICC WITHDRAWAL

UN/African Union: Reject ICC Withdrawal Security Council Meeting With AU (New York, September 22, 2016) » Read More

SALC in the News: Zanu-PF Strategy to Stampede Coalition Partners

Zanu-PF's insistence on smuggling its amendments into the Copac draft constitution is a deliberate strategy » Read More

SALC in the News: SADC Still Committed to Tribunal

ALL Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have reaffirmed their commitment of support to » Read More

Commentary

Angela Mudukuti

“IS AFRICA RUNNING AWAY FROM THE JUSTICE?”

SALC and The Hague based Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) hosted a side event entitled, “ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?” on the margins of the 2016 International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties (ASP) on 18 November 2016. In October 2016 South Africa and Burundi wrote to the …» Read More

Angela Mudukuti

SOUTH AFRICA/SUDAN: SEEKING IMPLEMENTATION OF ICC ARREST WARRANT FOR PRESIDENT BASHIR

SALC sought the implementation of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir who arrived in South Africa for the African Union (AU) summit that took place in Johannesburg 7-15 June 2015. The International Criminal Court (ICC)  issued a warrant for his arrest  in 2009 and 2010 on charges of …» Read More