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SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY KENYA’S TERRORIST ATTACK MIGHT BE THE ICC’S SAVING GRACE

SOME commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in ICC proceedings, may allow for the saving of the court.…
Staff Writer
16 Nov 2017
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC WITHDRAWAL NOT A WISE MOVE FOR SA

Nicole Fritz The Sunday Independent South Africa would lose much more than it could ever gain by withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, says Nicole Fritz Johannesburg – Will South Africa support an African Union proposal for African states to withdraw en masse from the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Generally,…
Staff Writer
14 Oct 2017
AngolaArticles and OpinionsBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The ICC’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), will…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS: REACH OF ROME STATUTE TO HEAD BACK TO APPEAL COURT

The Business Day THE North Gauteng High Court’s interpretation of the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Act has set a precedent, with South African authorities now required to probe allegations of crimes against humanity, even those unconnected to South Africa. This is the submission…
Staff Writer
15 Oct 2013
BotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoSouth Africa

NEWS RELEASE: 130 GROUPS ACROSS AFRICA CALL FOR COUNTRIES TO BACK ICC

(Johannesburg, October 7, 2013) – 130 groups from across Africa called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a letter made public today to affirm their support for the court at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU). The meeting is scheduled for October 11 and 12, 2013, in Addis…
Staff Writer
9 Oct 2013
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

NEWS RELEASE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ICC AND THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY, SAYS, SALC

Johannesburg – With tension mounting between the African Union and the International Criminal Court (ICC), South Africa must publicly confirm its support for the ICC and the fight against impunity for genocide, war crimes and other crimes against humanity, said the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) in letters to South Africa’s Department…
Staff Writer
8 Oct 2013
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SALC IN THE NEWS – AU, ICC LEADERS MUST FIND CONSENSUS ON KENYA WARRANTS

SPARE a thought for African Union (AU) chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Each has been tasked with providing leadership to prominent, if vulnerable, international bodies and will be judged on their records of leading their respective institutions to robust health. They are tasked at…
Staff Writer
11 Jun 2013