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 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


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

Botswana: Securing access to HIV treatment for prisoners

SALC is working with the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and AIDS (BONELA) to challenge » Read More

Swaziland: Challenging the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act

Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini were arrested on 1 May 2014 after participating in a » Read More