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South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA signing of new SADC Tribunal protocol

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae in the matter of the Law Society of South Africa and others vs the President and Others. At the hearing SALC made submissions pertaining to relevant international and regional law legal basis for citizens to access a regional tribunal. These arguments were made to buttress the point that…
Staff Writer
10 Dec 2018
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeResourcesSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: NO SURPRISES WITH ICC’S FINDING AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 06 July 2017 The Daily Maverick There is some disappointment in the ICC’s finding in respect of the absence of a sufficiently harsh penalty against South Africa in the matter of its failure to arrest Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir. The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled…
Staff Writer
7 Jul 2017
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
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

Successful outcome of judicial review of decision to grant refugee status to suspected war criminal before the supreme court of appeal

Johannesburg– On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal was scheduled to hear arguments in 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…
Staff Writer
25 May 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
Articles and OpinionsNewsRule of LawSouth Africa

SALC in the News: Philanthropy, Civil Society and Litigation – without these our democracy could truly be captured

Article credit: Daily Maverick There have recently been a number of high profile court cases brought by civil society organisations that have tested our Constitution and ensured that government functions within our constitutional framework. Such cases relating to our human rights were, in the past, often brought by individuals or…
Staff Writer
8 May 2017