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/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 » 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

SOUTH AFRICA: SUPPORTING REGIONAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE

SALC will be making amicus submissions before the High Court in the matter of the » Read More

Commentary

Angela Mudukuti

South Africa: Challenging NPA inaction for TRC related prosecutions

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 and forcibly disappeared in 1983 by members of the Security …» Read More