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Amicus Curiae Heard on: The applicants in this matter are 69 South African citizens presently held in Zimbabwe on a variety of charges. The National Director of Public Prosecutions is cited as the seventh respondent.
The applicants were arrested in Zimbabwe on 7 March On 9 Marcha group of 15 men were arrested in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, and accused of being mercenaries and plotting a coup against the President of Equatorial Guinea.
The majority of the detainees are South African nationals. The applicants fear that they may be extradited from Zimbabwe to Equatorial Guinea and put on trial with those who have been arrested there. They contend that if this happens they will not get a fair trial and, if convicted, that they stand the risk of being sentenced to death.
The applicants initially approached the High Court in Pretoria the High Court seeking orders aimed at compelling the government to make certain representations on their behalf to the governments of Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea, and to take steps to ensure that their rights to dignity, freedom and security of the person and fair conditions of detention and trial are at all times respected and protected in Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea.
The substantive relief claimed was in the following terms: Directing and ordering the Government to seek an assurance as a matter of extreme urgency from the Zimbabwean Government that the applicants will not be released or extradited to Equatorial Guinea.
Directing and ordering the Government to seek assurance as a matter of extreme urgency from the Zimbabwean and Equatorial Guinean Governments, as the case may be, to not impose the death penalty on the applicants. Directing and ordering the Government to ensure as far as is reasonably possible, that the dignity of the applicants as guaranteed in section 9 of the Constitution of South Africa the Constitution are at all times respected and protected in Zimbabwe or Equatorial Guinea, as the case may be.
Directing and ordering the Government to ensure as far as is reasonably possible, that the rights of the applicants to fair detention and fair trial as guaranteed in section 35 of the Constitution are at all times respected and protected in Zimbabwe or Equatorial Guinea, as the case may be.
Directing and ordering the Government to, through the office of the second respondent, report in writing to the Registrar of this Honourable Court on a weekly basis as to the issues set out above where applicable.
The Judge President delivered his judgment on 9 June On 21 June the applicants lodged an urgent application with the registrar of this Court for leave to appeal directly to it against the decision of the High Court.
On 29 June the government lodged an affidavit opposing the application.
This Court was then in recess and not due to convene again until 15 August. Because of the seriousness of the allegations made it was decided to convene the Court during the recess. On 30 June directions were given that the application for leave to appeal would be heard on 19 and 20 July The parties were put on terms to lodge their arguments expeditiously and to deal with the merits of the application to ensure that if leave to appeal was granted the matter could be disposed of without hearing further argument.
It has sought leave to participate as an amicus in the application for leave to appeal. That was granted and we have had the benefit of written and oral argument from the amicus as well as the applicants and the government.
The application to the High Court The proceedings against the government were commenced in the High Court over two months ago as a matter of urgency.
The application was foreshadowed by a newspaper report published on 5 May saying that the applicants were expected to lodge an application in the High Court to force the government to step in.
No demand was, however, made on the government at that time.The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide (Bosnian: Masakr u Srebrenici; Genocid u Srebrenici), was the July massacre of more than 8, Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War..
The killings were perpetrated by units of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of Ratko Mladić. Serbia was involved in the Yugoslav Wars in the period between and - the war in Slovenia, the war in Croatia, the war in Bosnia and the war in plombier-nemours.com this period from to , Slobodan Milošević was the President of Serbia, Serbia was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has established that.
plombier-nemours.com on July 9, released the following: “By Greg Kocher. A U.S. magistrate judge heard oral arguments Friday concerning the extradition of a woman wanted by authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for alleged war crimes against civilians.
View it as a Web page. Photo of extradition: photo 1 | photo 2. Court document: plombier-nemours.com; WASHINGTON — The United States has extradited a Utica, N.Y., man to Bosnia-Herzegovina to stand trial there for charges relating to the torture and murder of one prisoner of war and the torture of another during the Bosnian War.
In July , the United States, on behalf of the government of Bosnia, filed a complaint to extradite Nezirovic pursuant to an extradition treaty between the two countries, which has been in place since , and the United Nations Convention Against Torture. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from plombier-nemours.com