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João Rodrigues, apartheid-era crimes and the question of a blanket amnesty

Mail and Guardian 6 November 2020 By Atilla Kisla Today, on 6 November 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) hears the case of João Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others. João Rodrigues, a former member of the Security Branch during apartheid, is charged for the murder of Ahmed Timol on 27 October 1971. In his…
Atilla Kisla
Nov 16, 2020
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeLesothoNamibiaSouth Africa

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
Jun 26, 2020
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SALC CONDEMNS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S THREATS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES

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
Mar 30, 2020
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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…
Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2018
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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
Oct 14, 2017
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
Oct 8, 2013