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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…
International Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth Africa

South Africa/Sudan: Amicus curiae in ICC cooperation hearing on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Al Bashir

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) appeared before the ICC on 7 April to argue that the chamber should make a finding of non-compliance against South Africa for its failure to arrest President Omar Al-Bashir when he attended an African Union (AU) Summit in South Africa in June 2015. In…
Staff Writer
6 Jul 2017
International Criminal JusticeNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSouth Africa

Media Advisory: Judicial Review of decision to grant refugee status to suspected war criminal Appeal Hearing before the Supreme Court of Appeal

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal lodged by the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa in the case of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants (CoRMSA) and others v President of The Republic of South Africa & Others matter. The…
Staff Writer
22 May 2017
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SALC in the news: SA risks exchanging one flawed system for another if it leaves ICC

Article Credit: Business Day There are many challenges with the proposed African court, including immunity for sitting heads of state. Calls for an “African court for African people” are continuing after the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in February that SA’s notice of withdrawal to the International Criminal Court…
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South Africa/Sudan: Case challenging the State’s failure to implement the ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Al Bashir

SALC sought the implementation of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir who arrived in South Africa for the African Union (AU) summit that took place in Johannesburg 7-15 June 2015. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for his arrest in 2009 and 2010 on charges…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2016
International Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth Africa

South Africa: Case challenging South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC without parliamentary approval

On 21 October 2016 the South African government announced that it had deposited its instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the United Nations Secretary General. This was done without the necessary parliamentary procedures and is thus the subject of a legal challenge…
Staff Writer
21 Oct 2016
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Civil society in action: Pursuing domestic accountability for international crimes

Drawing on the outcomes of the Conference, “Civil Society In Action: Pursuing Domestic Accountability for International Crimes”, organised by SALC with the support of Trust Africa, this publication canvases successful case studies of civil society pursuing domestic accountability for international crimes. The publication outlines existing legal frameworks and addresses challenges…
Staff Writer
24 Jan 2015