“The Zimbabwe Torture Docket case was one of the more significant victories for SALC during the period of this annual report. The case took years to reach finality and has provided clear direction on South Africa’s role in the fight against the most serious crimes under international law. This position is that South Africa should act to prevent impunity and ensure accountability for serious international crimes committed outside its borders by non-South Africans. SALC pursued this case for many reasons: Zimbabwe is South Africa’s neighbour; Zimbabwean refugees and migrants have been fleeing to South Africa for several years on account of political persecution; South Africa is a signatory to the Rome Statute and has international obligations to prevent impunity for serious international crimes;SALC has a mandate to promote human rights and strengthen the rule of law.”
SALC published its Annual Report for 2014-2015. The report details significant cases, advocacy initiatives, trainings and other activities conducted by SALC from March 2014 to February 2015.