SALC’s International Criminal Justice programme has the following objectives:
- To raise regional awareness about the domestication of the ICC Convention and to promote accountability for crimes against humanity at domestic levels through strategic litigation.
- To improve understanding of the ICC and its mandate whilst supporting domestic and regional accountability mechanisms.
- To litigate at domestic levels to establish jurisprudence on universal jurisdiction.
- To litigate at domestic levels against corporate complicity in violations of international law and human rights.
South Africa: Facilitate the prosecution of persons accused of crimes committed during Apartheid (Simelane)
South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA’s signing of new SADC Tribunal protocol
South Africa/Zimbabwe: Case challenging NPA’s refusal to investigate cases of torture committed in Zimbabwe
South Africa/Rwanda: Judicial review of decision by South Africa to grant refugee status to former Rwanda general accused of war crimes
South Africa/Sudan: Case challenging the State’s failure to implement the ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Al Bashir
South Africa/Sudan: Amicus curiae in ICC cooperation hearing on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Al Bashir
South Africa: Case challenging South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC without parliamentary approval