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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27 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: Civil Society Submission for South AFRICA’s UPR...

INTRODUCTION 1.1. This submission has been prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of South Africa in May 2017 by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the…

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22 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION AGAINST AU CALL FOR ICC WITHDRAWAL...

UN/African Union: Reject ICC Withdrawal Security Council Meeting With AU (New York, September 22, 2016) – The African Union (AU), in advance of a meeting with the United Nations Security Council on September 23, 2016, should end consideration of a…

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05 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
AN APARTHEID MURDER RECKONING (PART III): PW BOTHA’S ‘REALM OF CRIMINALITY...

In the first apartheid-era political murder trial to take place in South Africa since 2007, the defence is facing a dilemma so absurd it reads like a Joseph Heller novel. Why should a post-apartheid democratic state have to foot the…

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28 Jul 2016 Staff Writer
AU: Activists challenge attacks on ICC...

July 6 2016 (Nairobi) — Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released today by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations.…

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