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Angela Mudukuti

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The African National Congress’s intention to withdraw South Africa from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The African National Congress’s intention to withdraw South Africa from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is both retrogressive and shows a lack of respect for human rights, the rule of law and the need to fight impunity. The call for withdrawal is particularly disturbing when one considers…
Angela Mudukuti
14 Oct 2015
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

Imperfect as it is, it is the only judicial mechanism fighting for justice and defending the rights of African victims, writes Angela Mudukuti.

Imperfect as it is, it is the only judicial mechanism fighting for justice and defending the rights of African victims, writes Angela Mudukuti. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left the Republic of South Africa but his visit has had far-reaching consequences. Media reports indicate that the State intends to appeal…
Angela Mudukuti
2 Jul 2015
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

CONFIDENTIALITY UNDER THE REFUGEES ACT- A SHIELD FOR SUSPECTED PERPETRATORS OF GRAVE CRIMES

After waiting for more than a year, judgment in the case of Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CORMSA) v The President of the Republic of South Africa and Others has been handed down. This case concerns the judicial review of the decision of the South African authorities…
Angela Mudukuti
3 Oct 2014
Articles and OpinionsBusiness and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeResources

THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE LIVES-CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN ACTS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ CHALLENGED IN A US COURT

Aligning business practices with respect for human rights is a global challenge. On 26 June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) passed a resolution to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of corporations with regard to international human rights…
Angela Mudukuti
18 Jul 2014
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE-CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DIARY

On 19 May 2014 the South African Constitutional Court heard oral argument in the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v Southern Africa Litigation Centre and another. The South African Police Service (SAPS) had appealed the decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in November 2013,…
Angela Mudukuti
22 May 2014
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE REFUGEE SYSTEM: THE CASE OF GENERAL FAUSTIN NYAMWASA

Another attempt on Rwandan General Faustin Nyamwasa’s life, the recent murder of his close friend and fellow Rwandan, Colonel Patrick Karegeya, and the rumours of Rwandan President Kagame’s alleged involvement in these crimes makes for ongoing controversy. Nyamwasa, a suspected war criminal, is also the subject of the case of Consortium…
Angela Mudukuti
13 Mar 2014
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeResourcesSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT IN ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE: A VICTORY FOR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the case, National Commissioner of the SAPS and Another v SALC and Another has sent a very clear message – international criminal justice is a matter of national importance and crimes against humanity will be appropriately addressed. The judgment has elements…
Angela Mudukuti
2 Dec 2013