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Statement: Johannesburg High Court dismisses apartheid police officer’s application to cease prosecution

Big day for international justice: Johannesburg High Court dismisses apartheid police officer’s application to cease prosecution The High Court on the 3rd of June delivered its finding in the criminal case of Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions (case number: 76755/18).  The matter was argued on the 28th and…
Staff Writer
Jun 3, 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: Prosecuting apartheid atrocities-why an indictment for a single murder in the Ahmed Timol case is not enough

By Atilla Kisla The Daily Maverick The crimes of apartheid has never been prosecuted before. Therefore, the Ahmed Timol case can pave the way to prosecute the atrocious crimes committed under the system of apartheid. Forty-seven years had passed since anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was killed during his detention at…
Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawZimbabwe

News Release: International Crimes being committed in Zimbabwe

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is concerned with reports of serious human rights violations and commission of atrocities by the police forces, government armed forces and ZANU PF members in Zimbabwe since Monday 14 January. Following country wide protests to the hiking of fuel prices in the country, the…
Staff Writer
Jan 25, 2019
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE MUST INVESTIGATE ‘ZIMBWABWE TORTURE’

BBC News Africa South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an order for police to investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007. Under international law, South Africa had a duty to investigate crimes against humanity, the judge said. The police and prosecutors had refused to…
Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2017
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SA JUDGMENTS ‘DO NOT APPLY IN ZIMBABWE’

The Business Day HARARE — A ruling by South Africa’s appeal court on Wednesday, which gives the green light to South African police officials to investigate allegations of torture against Zimbabwean officials, has been dismissed as a “non-event” and an “unfortunate development” by Zimbabwe’s newly appointed prosecutor-general, Johannes Tomana. The…
Staff Writer
Nov 29, 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth AfricaZimbabwe

NEWS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN ZIMBABWE

Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials accused of committing crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. In its judgment, the Court made it clear that…
Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: APPEALS COURT TO RULE IN ZIM TORTURE CASE

IOL News Johannesburg – The Supreme Court of Appeal is expected to rule on Wednesday on South Africa’s obligation under international law to probe alleged atrocities by officials in Zimbabwe. “This case is the first of its kind to be brought before the South African courts and will set an…
Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawSouth AfricaZimbabwe

NEWS RELEASE: SOUTH AFRICA’S SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL HEARS ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE

Johannesburg – On Friday 1st November, a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) heard oral argument in the case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) to compel South Africa to abide by its domestic and international legal obligations to investigate and…
Staff Writer
Nov 4, 2013