Rome Statute

Zimbabwean Cases in South Africa’s Court Rooms

18 March, 2013

In a recent opinion piece – South African Courts’ Zimbabwean Problem – that appeared in the Daily Maverick, I looked at a number of  Zimbabwe related cases that have been or are being heard in South Africa’s courts. A number of people have asked for details on these cases. An …» Read More

A Lone Southern African Voice: Botswana joins International Call for Security Council to Refer Syria to the ICC, but where is the Rest of Africa?

16 January, 2013

Despite the atrocities committed in Syria since the conflict began, the Security Council remains deadlocked in reaching an agreement on what course of action should be taken. Russia and China have used their veto power to prevent any form of external or meaningful intervention to the frustration of the United …» Read More

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

25 November, 2012

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

International Criminal Justice in 2012 – A Year of Highs, Lows and Raised Eye Brows

23 November, 2012

The eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute came to an end this week in The Hague. While we can only hope that participants and States left inspired and committed to supporting and promoting the ICC, it is perhaps timely to reflect on what …» Read More

African Union: Support International Justice – Letter From African Civil Society and International Organizations

11 July, 2012

  The AU Summit is under way in Ethiopia. After the last minute change of venue, following Malawi’s refusal to host ICC indictee Omar al-Bashir, international justice will certainly be on the agenda. The heads of state will also decide  whether to adopt a protocol that will expand the jurisdiction …» Read More