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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
3 Jun 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
10 Apr 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
25 Jan 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational 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
29 Nov 2013
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth 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
27 Nov 2013