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LETTER: No substitute for the ICC

It is axiomatic that human rights violations are inconsistent with our supreme law, and in particular with the duty of the state to respect, protect, promote and fulfil all of the rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights everywhere. Membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an effective way to protect human rights from […]

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Op-Ed: Leaving the ICC, going over to the dark side

Having been well-advised that government is likely to lose its final appeal in the al-Bashir affair, cabinet has announced that it would prefer to leave the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction than to be prevented from consorting with his ilk in the future. By PAUL HOFFMAN South Africa’s decision to leave the ICC is a ploy […]

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How Shaun Abrahams is cooking his goose – Is the prosecutions boss fit for the high office he holds?

Question: Does a truly independent chief prosecutor meet with the president (and other cabinet members) of his country on the eve of summonsing a cabinet  minister (not present) on charges of fraud and theft, holding the meeting at political party offices? Answer: No. The office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions is arguably the […]

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