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Media Advisory: The Constitutional Court of South Africa to hear government’s appeal on the President’s actions leading to the demise of the SADC Tribunal

On 30th August 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa will hear an appeal brought by the state against the decision of the High Court in the case of Law Society of South Africa and others v The President of the Republic of South Africa and others. The Court will…
Staff Writer
29 Aug 2018
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STATEMENT: ICC refuses all African submissions in respect of The Hashemite Republic of Jordan’s Failure to cooperate with the ICC to arrest President Al Bashir BEFORE the Appeals Chamber.

On 29 April 2018, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) jointly with Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, filed an application for leave to make amicus curiae submissions in the case of The Prosecutor v Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Background On 29 March 2018 the Appeals Chamber…
Staff Writer
28 May 2018
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRefugee and Migrant RightsResearch Reports & Policy BriefsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa

States guarantee basic human rights and ensure physical security for their citizens. However, when people become refugees these protections disappear. Refugees fleeing war or persecution become incredibly vulnerable. They lose the protection of their own state and often it is their own government that is persecuting them. If third countries…
Staff Writer
28 Feb 2018
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South Africa: Court Diary, LSSA et al vs President of South Africa et al

The High Court, North Gauteng Division on 5 February, 2018, heard an application brought by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and six other individual challenging two decisions of the President of South Africa. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Centre for Applied Studies (CALS) were admitted…
Staff Writer
13 Feb 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFRICA-THE FIGHT FOR AN EFFECTIVE SADC TRIBUNAL

Suzgo Lungu and Aquinaldo Mandlate The Daily Maverick SADC as a regional block is pushing the agenda of promoting investment in the region and this is threatened if the region cannot create laws that repose confidence on investors. The rule of law is of paramount importance if the region is…
Staff Writer
12 Feb 2018
International Criminal JusticeNewsRule of LawSouth Africa

MEDIA ADVISORY: LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS V THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is intervening as amicus curiae in a case which challenges the South African President’s role in the suspension of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal and limitation of its human rights jurisdiction. The case has been brought by the Law Society of South…
Staff Writer
2 Feb 2018