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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18 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
South Africa/Sudan: Case challenging the State’s failure to implement the ICC ...

SALC sought the implementation of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir who arrived in South Africa for the African Union (AU) summit that took place in Johannesburg 7-15 June 2015. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a…

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03 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: POLICE WILL COMPLY WITH CONCOURT JUDGEMENT...

The SAPS said on Thursday it will comply with the Constitutional Court’s order to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials. “In principle, this is the end of the matter. We are required to comply with the judgment,” national…

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30 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS-ICC EXIT: IT’S THE ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO WILL SUFFER...

Johannesburg – The government’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) has dominated headlines. This short-sighted move has received warranted condemnation as it shows little regard for the victims of international crimes or the constitution. What is most concerning…

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30 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA TELLS INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT: ‘WE QUIT’...

South Africa has announced plans to break its ties with the International Criminal Court, citing concerns the ICC pursues a disproportionate number of cases against African countries. The news follows the announcement earlier this month by Burundi that it, too,…

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24 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT ON SOUTH AFRICA’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ICC AND WITHDRAWAL OF BAS...

Johannesburg, October 24 – On 19th October 2016, the South African government submitted its Instrument of Withdrawal to the United Nations Secretary General seeking to commence the process of withdrawal from the Rome Statute. Justice Minister Masutha then announced that…

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24 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ICC – CURIOUS AND QUESTIONABLE...

On 19 October 2016, the South African government submitted its Instrument of Withdrawal to the United Nations Secretary General, stating that it had “the honour to notify that the government of the Republic of South Africa has decided to withdraw…

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21 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
South Africa: Case challenging South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC without ...

On 21 October 2016 the South African government announced that it had deposited its instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the United Nations Secretary General. This was done without the necessary parliamentary…

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21 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SALC Comments on SA’s Intended Withdrawal from ICC...

Johannesburg, 21 October 2016 – The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its great disappointment with South Africa’s delivery of the instrument of withdrawal to the United Nations on 19 October 2016, commencing the process of withdrawal from the International…

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