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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 OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD RECONSIDER INTENTION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ICC

The South African government should reconsider its move to withdraw from the ICC, said the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, International Commission of Jurists and Lawyers for Human Rights, local, regional and internatonal human rights advocacy organisations. This will be the second attempt by South Africa to withdraw from the Rome…
Staff Writer
Dec 8, 2017
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE MUST INVESTIGATE ‘ZIMBWABWE TORTURE’

BBC News Africa South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an order for police to investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007. Under international law, South Africa had a duty to investigate crimes against humanity, the judge said. The police and prosecutors had refused to…
Staff Writer
Nov 23, 2017
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesHuman RightsInternational Criminal JusticeJudgmentsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: APPEALS COURT TO RULE IN ZIM TORTURE CASE

IOL News Johannesburg – The Supreme Court of Appeal is expected to rule on Wednesday on South Africa’s obligation under international law to probe alleged atrocities by officials in Zimbabwe. “This case is the first of its kind to be brought before the South African courts and will set an…
Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2013