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Good news as South Africa affirms its commitment to accountability for international crimes

The Daily Maverick 26 June 2020 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh On 11 June, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from action against US citizens. Trump’s order stated that the ICC actions were ‘illegitimate’ and ‘impede the critical national security and foreign policy work…
Staff Writer
26 Jun 2020
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The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) expresses its disappointment and condemns the remarks made by the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on 17 March 2020, concerning the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate crimes committed in Afghanistan. The Secretary of State alluded to the possibility…
Staff Writer
30 Mar 2020
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

News Release: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms the Decision of the pre-trial Chamber II’s Decision on Jordan’s Failure to Comply with its Obligations as an ICC Member State

Johannesburg, 06 May 2019-The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has today delivered a unanimous judgment confirming the decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber II that Jordan had failed to comply with its obligations under the Rome Statute to arrest and surrender Omar Al-Bashir. The then President of the…
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SALC in the News: Demands for toppled Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face prosecution

The Daily Maverick Experts differ over whether the new Sudanese military junta should be pressured to surrender ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. The toppling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir by his own security forces under pressure of large and growing popular protests has prompted demands for…
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12 Apr 2019
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SALC IN THE NEWS: Don’t pull South Africa out of the ICC, judges urge Justice Minister Masutha

The Daily Maverick South Africa could help counter the global vacuum of respect for international law by supporting the International Criminal Court, says former Justice Richard Goldstone, who with Judge Navi Pillay has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw the country from The Hague-based court.  Two prominent South…
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30 Aug 2018
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STATEMENT: ICC refuses all African submissions in respect of The Hashemite Republic of Jordan’s Failure to cooperate with the ICC to arrest President Al Bashir BEFORE the Appeals Chamber.

On 29 April 2018, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) jointly with Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, filed an application for leave to make amicus curiae submissions in the case of The Prosecutor v Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Background On 29 March 2018 the Appeals Chamber…
Staff Writer
28 May 2018