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Universal Jurisdiction – a useful tool for prosecuting international crimes: Comparing the use of universal jurisdiction in Germany and South Africa

The Polity 07 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Germany is prosecuting former Syrian state security members for crimes against humanity committed in Syria: What is the current status of the South African investigations into crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe? International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well…
Staff Writer
8 May 2020
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

Why is South Africa providing a haven for an arms dealer convicted of war crimes?

Daily Maverick, 18 March 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh is executive director, Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC MP and executive director Shadow World Investigations. Dutch war criminal and arms trafficker Guus Kouwenhoven has found a haven in South Africa following a controversial failed extradition process. Now the…
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

South Africa, Apartheid, Crimes against humanity and the Rule of Law: Quo Vadis?

The Daily Maverick 21 February 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh South Africa is a young democracy, but the unfinished business of apartheid remains a pressing priority for the state. South Africa’s embarrassing and often unlawful stance on international crimes has received worldwide attention. Apartheid (Afrikaans for “separateness”) describes the system that committed acts…
Staff Writer
21 Feb 2020
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaSOGIE Rights

SALC Journal Article: Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts and the Botswana Constitution: Letsweletse Motshidiemang v The Attorney-General (LEGABIBO as amicus curiae)

In the African Human Rights Law Journal, SALC's Tashwill Esterhuizen, examines the recent judgment in Letsweletse Motshidiemang v The Attorney-General in which the High Court of Botswana decriminalised consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults. While many elements of the decision will have far-reaching implications for LGBT rights in Botswana and…
Staff Writer
13 Jan 2020