Saturday, July 13, 2024
HomeRegionalTop NewsSA Supreme Court to rule on Zimbabwe Torture Case

SA Supreme Court to rule on Zimbabwe Torture Case

JUDGMENT DAY: SOUTH AFRICAN SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL TO RULE ON ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE 

Johannesburg, 26 November – The South African Supreme Court of Appeal will deliver its judgment tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) in the appeal to the landmark case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) on whether South Africa is required to investigate and prosecute high level Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.

“This case is the first of its kind to be brought before the South African courts and will set an important precedent,” said Priti Patel, Deputy Director of SALC. “The judgment will provide content to the obligations South Africa assumed under international and domestic law to ensure that the world’s worst criminals are held accountable for their actions.” 

What – The Supreme Court of Appeal will deliver judgment in South African Police Service and another v Southern Africa Litigation Centre and another 

Where – Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein
When – 09:30, Wednesday 27 November 2013 

In May 2012, the North Gauteng High Court set aside the decision of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) not to initiate an investigation into crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe, following a police raid on the Movement for Democratic Change’s Harvest House headquarters in 2007. The NPA and SAPS petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal after the High Court refused leave to appeal, and the appeal hearing was heard on 1 November 2013. The judgment is likely to address whether South African domestic law confers jurisdiction on South African authorities to investigate international crimes when the suspect is not present in the country. 

SALC was represented by Lawyers for Human Rights and by Advocate Wim Trengove SC, Advocate Gilbert Marcus SC, and Advocate Max du Plessis

For background and overview of the case, click here.

For more information and interviews contact:
Priti Patel, SALC Deputy Director: +27 11 587 5065, Cell +27 76 808 0505; PritiP@salc.org.za
Caroline James SALC Project Lawyer: + 27 11 587 5065, Cell +27 72 200 1813; CarolineJ@salc.org.za 

 

Maravi Post Reporter
Maravi Post Reporterhttps://www.maravipost.com/
Op-Ed Columnists, Opinion contributors and one submissions are posted under this Author. In our By-lines we still give Credit to the right Author. However we stand by all reports posted by Maravi Post Reporter.
RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Sylvester Movette zunda on Mali wedding attack kills 21
James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Akubanja laamutharika on