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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…


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South African arms exports: Creating a practice of double standards?

South Africa’s stance in the Palestine situation, calling for a cessation of arms transfers and standing for the protection of human rights and civilians, embodies guiding principles and criteria that…

Back to old habits? South African arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Mail&Guardian 7 June 2021 By Atilla Kisla Following illegal and unethical arms trades to countries with very poor human rights records under apartheid, democratic South Africa established a legal framework…

Why BRICS must support the arms trade treaty

By Nicole fritz The recent BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil concluded with the announcement of a development bank and reserve fund, intended to enable emerging and developing nations to mobilise…


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2019-2021 Biennial report

SALC's biennial report captures activities for March 2019 to February 2021. Read the report here.
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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…
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Universal Jurisdiction – a useful tool for prosecuting international crimes: Comparing the use of universal jurisdiction in Germany and South Africa

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…
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Demands for toppled Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face prosecution

The Daily Maverick Experts differ over whether the new Sudanese military junta should be pressured to surrender ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. The toppling of Sudanese…