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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 JusticeJudgmentsSouth Africa

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