Drawing on the outcomes of the Conference, “Civil Society In Action: Pursuing Domestic Accountability for International Crimes”, organised by SALC with the support of Trust Africa, this publication canvases successful case studies of civil society pursuing domestic accountability for international crimes. The publication outlines existing legal frameworks and addresses challenges faced with the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in Africa. Among the recommendations are that existing penal codes be harmonised with international criminal law and the specific assistance to the ICC include the relocation of witnesses, incarceration of convicted perpetrators and the lawful detention of ICC fugitives. Download the report here in English and French.
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News Release: South Africa – Human rights groups intervene in historic class action for lead poisoning launched by Zambian children
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Staff Writer9 May 2022
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The Prosecutor v Dominic Ongwen: Joint amicus curiae submission by SALC and Prof. Bonita Meyersfeld
In the seminal case of The Prosecutor v Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC), SALC and Prof. Bonita Meyersfeld have been admitted as amicus curiae. Dominic Ongwen (Mr.…
Staff Writer14 Feb 2022
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South Africa: A safe haven for perpetrators of international crimes?
Mail & Guardian 12 November 2021 Atilla Kisla The Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) visited Pretoria on 8 and 9 November to meet…
Staff Writer15 Nov 2021