Tag: rule of law

ACDP welcomes hard-hitting Al Bashir judgment by SCA

  ACDP MP and member of the Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee, Steven Swart, on Tuesday (March 15, 2016) welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal’s judgment dismissing government’s appeal and finding that its failure to arrest Sudanese President, Omar Al Bashir, was unlawful. Bashir whose regime is implicated in […]

Executive and judiciary meet amidst concerns over ‘contempt for courts’

Originally published in Dispatch Live Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng believes in being open to criticsm because it helps with learning – but the country’s judiciary and executive have agreed to be more circumspect about airing criticism in public. This emerged after a day-long meeting between the executive and judiciary yesterday at […]

A slap in the face of the Constitution

[notice]By Mike Pothier — Research Co-ordinator[/notice] Originally published in Response, August 19, 2015 — SA Catholic Bishops Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office The framers of the South African Constitution had the foresight to include an innovative set of institutions that effectively add a fourth arm to the usual three-way division of […]

Disregarding the rule of law

[notice]By Mike Pothier — Research Co-ordinator[/notice] Originally published in Response, June 17, 2015 — SA Catholic Bishops Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office There may be some validity to the argument that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has shown a bias against prominent African figures by focusing its prosecutorial efforts on warlords, […]

SA Govt to face contempt of court charges over Bashir?

Originally published in allAfrica.com A South African legal NGO is “strongly considering” bringing contempt of court charges against government officials for allowing President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country on Monday. The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC), the group which secured a court order for Bashir’s arrest, said in a […]