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.

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.

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.

Nairobi Symposium Report: Justice for International and Transnational Organised Crimes

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

In February and March of this year, the Wayamo Foundation concluded a series of five key events (two meetings and three activities) in so many days in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry. 

Nairobi five key events: Networks of Accountability – Justice for International and Transnational Organised Crimes

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, Journalism Training, Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

The Wayamo Foundation has just concluded a series of five key events -two meetings and three activities- in so many days in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry.