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SALC in the News: Demands for toppled Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face prosecution

The Daily Maverick Experts differ over whether the new Sudanese military junta should be pressured to surrender ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. The toppling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir by his own security forces under pressure of large and growing popular protests has prompted demands for…
Staff Writer
12 Apr 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: Prosecuting apartheid atrocities-why an indictment for a single murder in the Ahmed Timol case is not enough

By Atilla Kisla The Daily Maverick The crimes of apartheid has never been prosecuted before. Therefore, the Ahmed Timol case can pave the way to prosecute the atrocious crimes committed under the system of apartheid. Forty-seven years had passed since anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was killed during his detention at…
Staff Writer
10 Apr 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawZimbabwe

News Release: International Crimes being committed in Zimbabwe

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is concerned with reports of serious human rights violations and commission of atrocities by the police forces, government armed forces and ZANU PF members in Zimbabwe since Monday 14 January. Following country wide protests to the hiking of fuel prices in the country, the…
Staff Writer
25 Jan 2019
International Criminal JusticeNewsSADC

News Release: Law Society of South Africa and others v The President of the Republic of South Africa and others, case CCT no: CCT 67/18, Constitutional Court of South Africa

On 11th December, 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down judgment in the case of Law Society of South Africa and others v The President of the Republic of South Africa and others. In this case, the applicants challenged the role and participation of the President of South…
Staff Writer
12 Dec 2018
International Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth Africa

South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA signing of new SADC Tribunal protocol

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae in the matter of the Law Society of South Africa and others vs the President and Others. At the hearing SALC made submissions pertaining to relevant international and regional law legal basis for citizens to access a regional tribunal. These arguments were made to buttress the point that…
Staff Writer
10 Dec 2018
International Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: South Africa’s role in the denial of justice in southern Africa

Suzgo Lungu and MacKennan Graziano The Daily Maverick Why there is no functioning southern African regional court and how former president Jacob Zuma’s actions contributed to the termination of the SADC Tribunal. Former president Nelson Mandela once stated that “South Africa’s future foreign relations will be based on our belief…
Staff Writer
30 Aug 2018
International Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: Don’t pull South Africa out of the ICC, judges urge Justice Minister Masutha

The Daily Maverick South Africa could help counter the global vacuum of respect for international law by supporting the International Criminal Court, says former Justice Richard Goldstone, who with Judge Navi Pillay has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw the country from The Hague-based court.  Two prominent South…
Staff Writer
30 Aug 2018