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News Release: Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa dismisses Kouwenhoven’s appeal in two matters

On 22 September 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down two judgments in the matter Kouwenhoven v Minister of Police and Others and Kouwenhoven v Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape and Others relating to the extradition proceedings of Augustinus Petrus Maria Kouwenhoven (Kouwenhoven). Kouwenhoven is a Dutch…
Staff Writer
22 Sep 2021
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

News Release: Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses appeal for a permanent stay of prosecutions by alleged apartheid-era perpetrator

On 21 June 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down judgment in the matter Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others concerning an application for a stay of prosecution for the alleged murder of Ahmed Timol. Joao Rodrigues (Rodrigues), the Appellant, is a former member…
Staff Writer
22 Jun 2021
International Criminal Justice

Joint Statement: ‘We stand with the people of Yemen’ Human Rights organisations ask the Courts to review decisions to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

On 3 June 2021, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Open Secrets launched an urgent two-part application in the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) seeking:   The names of all permit holders that are authorised to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), so that…
Staff Writer
7 Jun 2021
International Criminal Justice

South African Arms Trade case: Human Rights organisations ask the Courts to review decisions to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

On 3 June 2021, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Open Secrets launched an urgent two-part application in the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) seeking: The names of all permit holders that are authorised to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), so that they…
Staff Writer
7 Jun 2021
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SALC Policy Brief on ICC Witnesses and the Review of the Rome Statute: The Missing Link

The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court resolved in December 2019 to establish the Independent Expert Review to identify ways of strengthening the ICC and the Rome Statute system. The ASP mandated the Experts to make “concrete, achievable and actionable” recommendations to…
Suzgo Lungu
15 Dec 2020
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

João Rodrigues, apartheid-era crimes and the question of a blanket amnesty

Mail and Guardian 6 November 2020 By Atilla Kisla Today, on 6 November 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) hears the case of João Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others. João Rodrigues, a former member of the Security Branch during apartheid, is charged for the murder of Ahmed Timol on 27 October 1971. In his…
Atilla Kisla
16 Nov 2020