Articles & Opinions

05 Apr 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the News: why the ICC should refer South Africa to the UN security counc...

Article Credit: The Mail & Guardian South Africa has been summoned to a co-operation hearing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7. This follows South Africa’s failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan when he attended an…

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22 Mar 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC in the news: SA risks exchanging one flawed system for another if it leaves...

Article Credit: Business Day There are many challenges with the proposed African court, including immunity for sitting heads of state. Calls for an “African court for African people” are continuing after the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in February…

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03 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
Decriminalising defamation in Africa...

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with that country’s Constitution and therefore invalid. At a time when the space for free expression seems to be shrinking and threats to the media around…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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18 Apr 2016 Annabel Raw
Court Diary: Mareka and 22 Others v Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force...

Introduction On Friday 15 April 2016 the Lesotho Court of Appeal heard arguments on a challenge by 23 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to decisions relating to their arrests and detention and the Minister of Defence’s decision to…

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18 Mar 2016 Tashwill Esterhuizen
Significant Progress as Botswana Court of Appeal Recognises the Rights of LGBT P...

On 16 March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal, unanimously, delivered a landmark judgment in which it dismissed the government of Botswana’s appeal against a Gaborone High Court decision which allowed for the registration of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals Organisation…

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