Brics summit ‘almost collapsed’ because of legal threat against heads of state – Masutha

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

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has admitted that the Brics summit in Johannesburg last month “almost collapsed” because a group of South African lawyers threatened legal action against some heads of state attending the gathering.

South Africa and the ICC: Dismantling the international criminal justice system to protect one individual?

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

The introduction of the International Crimes Bill before the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services, two weeks ago, signals steadfast resolve to eventually withdraw from the Rome Statute. Is South Africa dismantling its own international criminal justice framework for one man who they will, despite withdrawal, still be legally obligated to arrest and surrender for as long as he remains wanted by the International Criminal Court?

The 3rd Joan Kagezi memorial lecture

Julio Ottaviano In the Press

The late Joan Kagezi was appointed head of Department from 2010 up to the time of her demise on 30th March, 2015. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions set up an International War Crimes in the wake of the terrorist attack on Uganda in 2010, which led to the death of about 75 people.  Uganda ratified the Rome Statute of 1998 which was domesticated and passed as the “International War Crimes Act of 2009”. By Kambale Reagan.