South Africa

19 Oct 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: JOAO RODRIGUES V NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND OT...

On 6 November 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the case of Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others. Joao Rodrigues (the Appellant), a former member of the Security Branch under the apartheid regime,…

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09 Oct 2020 Staff Writer
Petty Offences Newsletter: Digest of Campaign Activities in September 2020...

In September 2020, the Regional Campaign to Decriminalise Petty Offences hosted a virtual conference entitled Policing Pandemics, Balancing Rights. The conference communique and recordings of the conference are available online, for 14 September 2020, 15 September 2020, and 16 September…

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21 Sep 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: JONATHAN DUBULA QWELANE V SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ...

On 22 September 2020, the Constitutional Court will hear the case of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another (case no: 13/20). The Constitutional Court will decide whether section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and…

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19 Sep 2020 Staff Writer
Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case...

Mail & Guardian By Atilla Kisla South Africa’s obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law extends to hate speech against LGBTI persons. In Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission, the Constitutional Court has to decide whether…

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26 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Good news as South Africa affirms its commitment to accountability for internati...

The Daily Maverick 26 June 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh On 11 June, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from action against US citizens. Trump’s order stated that the ICC actions were ‘illegitimate’…

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25 May 2020 Staff Writer
Torture in Zimbabwe...

The Mail and Guardian 23 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Six years after the Torture Docket case – What is the current status of the investigation? Torture, one of the most horrendous violations of a person’s human rights, appears to…

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08 May 2020 Staff Writer
Universal Jurisdiction – a useful tool for prosecuting international crimes: C...

The Polity 07 May 2020 By Atilla Kisla Germany is prosecuting former Syrian state security members for crimes against humanity committed in Syria: What is the current status of the South African investigations into crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe?…

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28 Apr 2020 Staff Writer
JONATHAN DUBULA QWELANE V SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND ANOTHER...

On 22 September 2020, the Constitutional Court will hear the case of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another (case no: 13/20). The Constitutional Court will decide whether section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and…

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30 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
SALC CONDEMNS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S THREATS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIM...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its disappointment and condemns the remarks made by the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on 17 March 2020, concerning the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate crimes committed…

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18 Mar 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Why is South Africa providing a haven for an arms dealer convicted of war crimes...

Daily Maverick, 18 March 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh is executive director, Southern Africa Litigation Centre. Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC MP and executive director Shadow World Investigations. Dutch war criminal and arms trafficker Guus Kouwenhoven has found a haven in…

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17 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
Media Release: SALC seeks the cancellation of the visa of Dutch arms dealer and ...

The High Court, Western Cape Division has set down the hearing of an application by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) in the case of Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) v Minister of Home Affairs and Another for argument on…

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21 Feb 2020 Staff Writer
South Africa, Apartheid, Crimes against humanity and the Rule of Law: Quo Vadis?...

The Daily Maverick 21 February 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh South Africa is a young democracy, but the unfinished business of apartheid remains a pressing priority for the state. South Africa’s embarrassing and often unlawful stance on international crimes has received worldwide…

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