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SALC CELEBRATES AFRICA DAY

Today SALC commemorates Africa Day. Africa Day was initiated as a celebration to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. While the OAU’s initial focus at the time was on the decolonization of Africa, with the goal of political decolonisation having been achieved, the organisation has…
Staff Writer
26 May 2016
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Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights review

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights…
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1 Apr 2016
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The ICC’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), will…
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18 Nov 2013
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NEWS RELEASE: 130 GROUPS ACROSS AFRICA CALL FOR COUNTRIES TO BACK ICC

(Johannesburg, October 7, 2013) – 130 groups from across Africa called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a letter made public today to affirm their support for the court at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU). The meeting is scheduled for October 11 and 12, 2013, in Addis…
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9 Oct 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT-ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

Universal Jurisdiction News This report by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre demonstrates how civil society actors across the African continent have, through different initiatives, successfully intervened to secure domestic realisation of international criminal justice. The report reiterates the primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute international crimes at the national level, and urges African…
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18 Jun 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS – AU, ICC LEADERS MUST FIND CONSENSUS ON KENYA WARRANTS

SPARE a thought for African Union (AU) chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Each has been tasked with providing leadership to prominent, if vulnerable, international bodies and will be judged on their records of leading their respective institutions to robust health. They are tasked at…
Staff Writer
11 Jun 2013
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SALC REPORT: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: ADVOCATING FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

SALC is pleased to announce the release of Positive Reinforcement: Advocating for International Criminal Justice in Africa. It is intended that Positive Reinforcement be a resource, guide and advocacy tool for African civil society working in the field of international criminal law in Africa. It explores the history and development of international criminal…
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8 May 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS – AFRICA: CIVIL SOCIETY’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

All Africa 8 May 2013, AllAfrica.com There are few more controversial topics in Africa at the moment than the continent’s relationship with the International Criminal Court – as exemplified by the contrasting reactions to the election of Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been indicted by the ICC, as President of Kenya.…
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8 May 2013
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SADC LA: STATEMENT ON THE HARASSMENT OF BATONNIER MBUYI MBIYE TANAYI OF THE DRC

A statement from the SADC Lawyers’ Association following the continued harassment of the President of the DRC National Bar Association by the government of that country. Download the statement below.   Statement on the Persecution of Battonnier Mbuyi Mbiye Tanayi https://www.southernafricalitigationcentre.org/old_uploads/Statement%20on%20the%20Persecution%20of%20Battonnier%20Mbuyi%20Mbiye%20Tanayi.pdf
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21 Sep 2012