International Criminal Justice

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.

 

Blog Posts

Q and A: CoRMSA v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others – Everything you need to know about the Nyamwasa Case

On 29 and 30 October 2012 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear » Read More

SALC AND ZEF SECURE VICTORY IN ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE

SALC and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum are thrilled to announce that the North Gauteng High Court » Read More

Closing the Impunity Gap – Southern Africa’s Role in Securing Justice for the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre and REDRESS are pleased to share the Report, Closing the Impunity » Read More

Cases

South Africa/Rwanda: Challenging the grant of asylum to alleged perpetrators of war crimes

This case concerns the judicial review of the decision of the South African authorities to » Read More

Swaziland: Human Rights Lawyer and Editor Charged with Contempt of Court

In March 2014, human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu, were arrested » Read More

Zimbabwe: Challenging Unlawful Arrest of a Transgender Woman

On 16 January 2014 a transgender activist was arrested in Bulawayo after entering a female » Read More

Commentary

Nicole Fritz

South Africa/Zimbabwe: Challenging the NPA’s Refusal to Act in Terms of the ICC Act

In 2008, SALC submitted a dossier to the South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) containing comprehensive evidence of the involvement of eighteen Zimbabwean security officials in perpetrating torture, and requested the NPA and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to initiate an investigation. The NPA has an obligation to investigate cases …» Read More