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NEWS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN ZIMBABWE

Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials accused of committing crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe. In its judgment, the Court made it clear that…
Staff Writer
27 Nov 2013
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeRule of LawSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA MUST COME CLEAN ON EXTRALEGAL RENDITIONS

The Business Day THE Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, depicting the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) hunt for Osama bin Laden, has generated fierce controversy for suggesting that key intelligence used in locating him was obtained through the use of torture. It portrays another critical piece of intelligence being passed by…
Staff Writer
27 Feb 2013
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeSouth AfricaZimbabwe

Analysis of SALC’s Zimbabwe torture case – universal jurisdiction in action

At the end of March the North Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in SALC’s landmark torture case in which SALC and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum asked the High Court to set aside a decision of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority and police service not to investigate and prosecute high level Zimbabwean…
Staff Writer
24 Apr 2012