For the remainder of Level 4 of the lockdown, South Africa’s courts will prioritise cases involving corruption, sexual offences, gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), serious violent crimes, robbery, murder and the violation of Covid-19 regulations. This according to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, who issued directives for Level[…]
The Minister of Correctional Services and a manager at a Western Cape prison were found liable for damages to a social worker who was sexually assaulted in the manager’s office, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Tuesday. “It is declared that the first and second defendants are jointly and[…]
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned ruck, is there? In a recent set of data released by StatsSA, their research shows just how many South Africans have been quarreling in the past two years: Spoiler alert – there’s a lot to unpack, as 88% of us have been bickering. This[…]
From bail hearings to trials, there are often unavoidable delays in South Africa’s courts, experts say. Postponements can sometimes lead to a loss of momentum in cases, causing severe damage in the process. While court proceedings are often postponed “for further investigation”, Marius Du Toit of Du Toit Attorneys notes[…]
The culpable homicide trial of former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, is expected to begin at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Zuma faces two charges of culpable homicide and one of reckless and negligent driving. This relates to a car crash in February 2014 on the M1 highway in Johannesburg.[…]
President Donald Trump has ramped up his criticism of the US court system, accusing it of putting the country in peril. His comments came hours after a federal appeals court rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a controversial ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.[…]
Child rights activists have voiced concern over lengthy delays in child sex abuse cases as well as the failure of the state to appropriately cater to the needs of young victims. It comes amidst a high profile case against a Plettenberg Bay educator accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year old[…]
Pakistan has voted in favour of military trials for terrorism suspects, following December’s attack by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) on a military-run school that killed 148 people, mostly children. The bill secured the vote of 242 politicians from the lower house of parliament on Tuesday, 14 more than the two-thirds[…]
Pakistan has announced plans to set up special military-run courts to prosecute terrorism suspects as part of a new anti-terrorism plan following the Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people, including 132 children. In a live televised address to the nation on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced 25[…]
After two decades of work and 61 convictions at a cost of nearly $2 billion, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda shuts up shop amid criticism but at least with some justice served. The Tanzanian-based and United Nations-backed ICTR, set up in late 1994 to try the alleged masterminds behind[…]
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