The Wayamo Foundation is proud to have been part of the initiative to file an amicus curiae at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
South Africa and international criminal justice – the way forward
At a crucial point in time, when South Africa’s longstanding commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC) hangs in the balance, and many countries across Africa and other parts of the world are looking on with real interest at the direction it will take, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation held a one-day public symposium in Cape Town on the issue. The event was made possible thanks to the combined generosity of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, and the Government of Canada.
Brics summit ‘almost collapsed’ because of legal threat against heads of state – Masutha
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.
Signs of an ANC shift on withdrawal from ICC
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.
Don’t pull South Africa out of the ICC, judges urge Justice Minister Masutha
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.
Two court disputes test SA’s commitment to rule of law
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.
South Africa and the ICC: It’s not too late to change course
Remaining an ICC member would not mean South Africa agrees with every action the court takes or every aspect of the court’s functioning.
Can SA and the ICC resolve their differences?
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.
Justice Talks: James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor
South African Minister of Justice, Michael Masutha, speaks to Wayamo’s Bettina Ambach about South Africa’s possible withdrawal from the Rome Statute, challenges with the Malabo Protocol and the controversial question of head of state immunity.
University lecture: Change and Continuity in US Relations with the ICC
The Human Rights Program will host a conversation with Mark Kersten, deputy director of the Wayamo Foundation and a fellow based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.