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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
26 Jun 2020
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa

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…
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawSouth AfricaZimbabwe

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
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