Ghana: Chief Justice Akuffo advocates for the establishment of an international tribunal

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events

Chief Justice, Sophia A. B. Akuffo is advocating the establishment of an international tribunal to expedite trials of cross-border crimes which do not fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but have devastating consequences on security in the West Africa region.

MUDUKUTI: TOO MANY HAVE LOST SIGHT OF THE VICTIMS BEHIND EGREGIOUS CRIMES

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events

The 20th-anniversary summer session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) this year was chock-full of highlights and marquee speakers.

Can SA and the ICC resolve their differences?

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

A case now under way before the ICC’s appeals chamber and a possible International Court of Justice ruling raise hopes of mending the damaging rift between the International Criminal Court and South Africa.

A plan for South Africa to stay in the ICC

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Published in the Mail&Guardian on 10 September 2018. Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether South Africa will exit the Rome Statute system. By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten. Last December, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told a meeting of ICC member-states that the country was …

Two court disputes test SA’s commitment to rule of law

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Strong views were expressed at a seminar on South Africa and the ICC in Cape Town last week that South Africa should remain in the court. This is to both bolster international justice when it is under threat and to prove to the world – after the Zuma era – that South Africa remains committed to the rule of law. The seminar was organised by the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability.

Don’t pull South Africa out of the ICC, judges urge Justice Minister Masutha

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

South Africa could help counter the global vacuum of respect for international law by supporting the International Criminal Court, says former Justice Richard Goldstone, who with Judge Navi Pillay has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw the country from The Hague-based court.

Signs of an ANC shift on withdrawal from ICC

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Differences within government and the ANC about South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court could mean that the parliamentary process now under way might yet come to naught – but don’t expect much open debate on this before next year’s general elections.