10 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
News release Zambia: Support International Criminal Court (ICC) crucial for atro...

(Nairobi – April 10, 2017) – Zambia should reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court to best advance justice for victims of atrocities, a group of African organizations and international nongovernmental organizations with a presence in Africa said today.…

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10 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the News: South Africa puts up spirited defence at ICC hearing but adver...

Article Credit: The Daily Maverick South Africa put up a spirited defence before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Friday where the country’s legal representatives argued against the Court making a finding of non-compliance…

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07 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the news: The price of shunning the ICC...

South Africa will appear before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday to argue why the court should not make a finding of non-compliance against the country for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir when…

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05 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the News: why the ICC should refer South Africa to the UN security counc...

Article Credit: The Mail & Guardian South Africa has been summoned to a co-operation hearing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7. This follows South Africa’s failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan when he attended an…

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05 Apr 2017 Staff Writer
SADC Lawyers Association raises concerns with South Africa’s intentions to lea...

Pretoria, 28 March 2017– The Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC-LA), Stanley Nyamanhindi has today submitted a letter to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services registering SADC-LA’s concern with…

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30 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
South Africa to appear before the ICC to account for failing to arrest President...

Next Friday, 7 April 2017, South Africa will appear before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to argue why the Court should not make a finding of non-compliance against the country for its failure to arrest President…

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22 Mar 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the news: SA risks exchanging one flawed system for another if it leaves...

Article Credit: Business Day There are many challenges with the proposed African court, including immunity for sitting heads of state. Calls for an “African court for African people” are continuing after the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in February…

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23 Feb 2017 Staff Writer
News Release: North Gauteng High Court delivers judgment on ICC withdrawal chall...

Johannesburg- On the 22nd February 2017 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria (HC) delivered its judgment on the case commenced by the Democratic Alliance (DA), a South African political party against the South African government’s decision to withdraw from…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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05 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: SOUTH AFRICA’S ICC WITHDRAWAL GOES TO COURT...

Johannesburg – On Monday 5 December, the North Gauteng High Court will hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of South Africa’s notice of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. What: Constitutionality of South Africa’s Notice of Withdrawal from the ICC Where:…

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28 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
South Africa: Challenging NPA inaction for TRC related prosecutions...

Nkadimeng v the National Director of Public Prosecutions and others SALC is supporting the family of Nokuthula Simelane to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to either refer the disappearance of anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane for an inquest or to…

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18 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?...

SALC and The Hague based Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) hosted a side event entitled, “ICC Withdrawals: Is Africa Running Away from Justice?” on the margins of the 2016 International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties (ASP) on 18 November 2016.…

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