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SALC’s International Criminal Justice programme has the following objectives:
- To raise regional awareness about the domestication of the ICC Convention and to promote accountability for crimes against humanity at domestic levels through strategic litigation.
- To improve understanding of the ICC and its mandate whilst supporting domestic and regional accountability mechanisms.
- To litigate at domestic levels to establish jurisprudence on universal jurisdiction.
- To litigate at domestic levels against corporate complicity in violations of international law and human rights.
- South African arms trade case: Human rights orgaisations ask the courts to review decisions to export arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
- South Africa: Facilitate the prosecution of persons accused of crimes committed during Apartheid (Simelane)
- Revocation of visa to a convicted Dutch War Criminal: Augustinus Maria Kouwenhoven
- Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions & Others (Timol Case)
- South Africa: The State vs Henri Emomitimi Okah
- South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA’s signing of new SADC Tribunal protocol
- South Africa/Zimbabwe: Case challenging NPA’s refusal to investigate cases of torture committed in Zimbabwe
- South Africa/Rwanda: Judicial review of decision by South Africa to grant refugee status to former Rwanda general accused of war crimes
- South Africa/Sudan: Case challenging the State’s failure to implement the ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Al Bashir
- South Africa/Sudan: Amicus curiae in ICC cooperation hearing on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Al Bashir
- South Africa: Case challenging South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC without parliamentary approval
- South Africa/Jordan: Application as amicus curiae in respect of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s failure to cooperate with the ICC to arrest President Al Bashir