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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…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2013
Articles and OpinionsEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResources

SALC’S MEDIA DEFENCE PROGRAMME VISITS SWAZILAND

Lawyers from SALC’s media defence programme, Justine Limpitlaw, Simon Delaney, and Caroline James, visited Swaziland from 7 to 9 October 2013 to discuss ways in which SALC can support activities to protect freedom of expression in Swaziland. The Media Defence programme is supporting the African Union Special Rapporteur’s campaign to…
Caroline James
14 Oct 2013
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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…
Staff Writer
18 Jun 2013
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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…
Staff Writer
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.…
Staff Writer
8 May 2013
Articles and OpinionsEswatiniFocus areasFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResources

SWAZILAND HIGH COURT RESORTS TO JURISPRUDENTIAL GYMNASTICS TO JUSTIFY CONVICTION OF EDITOR

Using trumped up criminal charges to silence dissent has become a worrying trend in southern Africa. Two weeks ago the Zambian police arrested an activist on an outdated vagrancy-related charge when he spoke in favour of gay rights on television. A month earlier, the Zimbabwean police arrested human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, for…
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Will Uganda parliament square off against human rights?

International Human Rights Day Over the past two decades, parliaments in Africa have increasingly entrenched human rights in their national constitutions. These constitutions require that governments protect and promote human rights. The rights protected in national constitutions are often elucidated in international instruments ascribed to by states. But things are…
Staff Writer
10 Dec 2012