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Nicole Fritz

Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

NEWS RELEASE: SETBACK FOR INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AS COURT RULES THAT SUSPECTED WAR CRIMINAL ENTITLED TO REFUGEE STATUS

Pretoria: On Friday, 26 September 2014, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa is entitled to refugee status in South Africa, despite a challenge brought by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) on the basis that his suspected involvement…
Nicole Fritz
Sep 29, 2014
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA CAUSES BLUSHES IN HANDLING OF POLICY ON SYRIA

Nicole Fritz The Business Day PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma, addressing a Commonwealth parliamentary conference earlier this month, called on delegates not to remain silent “when one country is being bombed to ashes before our eyes”. It was plain he was referring to Syria: not so clear was the party he believed…
Nicole Fritz
Sep 16, 2013
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

SALC CALLS ON ZIMBABWE TO RESPECT POLITICAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING ARREST OF RIGHTS LAWYER AND PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE ARNOLD TSUNGA

Johannesburg: The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the arrest of MDC parliamentary candidate Arnold Tsunga and 50 supporters on 20 July 2013, and the banning of a political rally in Harare. The disruption and denial by Zimbabwean police of peaceful political gatherings; the arbitrary arrest of electoral candidates; and the…
Nicole Fritz
Jul 15, 2013
Focus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationZimbabwe

SALC Writes To Zambian President SATA Expressing Concern at the Targeting of Independent Journalists

SALC has written to Zambian President Sata expressing its concern at the targeting of journalists allegedly operating the Zambian Watchdog online news publication. Thomas Zganbo and Clayson Hamasaka have been charged with sedition and/or insulting the President. These types of laws, and their application in cases of this sort, have…
Nicole Fritz
Jul 12, 2013
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: WE ARE THE BEST HOPE FOR TORTURE VICTIMS IN ZIMBABWE

LAST week, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that SA’s investigating and prosecuting authorities must investigate systematic torture amounting to crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe. Those investigations may result in prosecutions and currently hold the best chance of Zimbabwean officials who are responsible for severe human rights abuses facing…
Nicole Fritz
May 16, 2012