International criminal justice and the fight against impunity concerns all countries. African countries make up the largest number of signatories to the Rome Statute and have assumed a number of obligations in relation to the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of international crimes. SALC monitors international justice and its development and application in southern Africa and on the continent. Its objective is to encourage African states, and particularly those in southern Africa, to comply with their international obligations through litigation and advocacy.
On 21 October 2016 the South African government announced that it had deposited its instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the United Nations Secretary General. This was done without the necessary parliamentary procedures and is thus the subject of a legal challenge …» Read More
Nkadimeng v the National Director of Public Prosecutions and others SALC is supporting the family of Nokuthula Simelane to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to either refer the disappearance of anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane for an inquest or to make a decision whether to prosecute. Nokuthula Simelane was abducted, tortured …» Read More