07 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NO SURPRISES WITH ICC’S FINDING AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA...

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 06 July 2017 The Daily Maverick There is some disappointment in the ICC’s finding in respect of the absence of a sufficiently harsh penalty against South Africa in the matter of its failure to arrest Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir.…

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07 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ICC FINDING ON SOUTH AFRICA’S NON-COMPLIANCE FALLS SHORT...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes the ruling from the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but is surprised that the ICC did not refer South Africa to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) or the Assembly…

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14 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
REGIONAL ACTION IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM...

By Annabel Raw, Aquinaldo Mandlate, Michael Chitalo, and Victor Mhango Since 2014, the world celebrates the human rights of people living with albinism on 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day. Albinism is a genetic condition that results in a…

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25 May 2017 Staff Writer
Successful outcome of judicial review of decision to grant refugee status to sus...

Johannesburg– On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal was scheduled to hear arguments in an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA)…

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08 May 2017 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Philanthropy, Civil Society and Litigation – without these o...

Article credit: Daily Maverick There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions within our constitutional framework. Such cases relating to our human…

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07 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the news: The price of shunning the ICC...

South Africa will appear before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday to argue why the court should not make a finding of non-compliance against the country for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir when…

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05 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the News: why the ICC should refer South Africa to the UN security counc...

Article Credit: The Mail & Guardian South Africa has been summoned to a co-operation hearing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7. This follows South Africa’s failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan when he attended an…

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22 Mar 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the news: SA risks exchanging one flawed system for another if it leaves...

Article Credit: Business Day There are many challenges with the proposed African court, including immunity for sitting heads of state. Calls for an “African court for African people” are continuing after the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in February…

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03 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Decriminalising defamation in Africa...

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with that country’s Constitution and therefore invalid. At a time when the space for free expression seems to be shrinking and threats to the media around…

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10 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CAN SADC PASS THE LESOTHO-TEST?...

At the end of October, the Lesotho Court of Appeal gave judgment in an important case relating to efforts by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to bring peace to Lesotho. The extent to which SADC is able to act…

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30 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS-ICC EXIT: IT’S THE ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO WILL SUFFER...

Johannesburg – The government’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) has dominated headlines. This short-sighted move has received warranted condemnation as it shows little regard for the victims of international crimes or the constitution. What is most concerning…

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05 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
AN APARTHEID MURDER RECKONING (PART III): PW BOTHA’S ‘REALM OF CRIMINALITY...

In the first apartheid-era political murder trial to take place in South Africa since 2007, the defence is facing a dilemma so absurd it reads like a Joseph Heller novel. Why should a post-apartheid democratic state have to foot the…

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