International law

Examining the South African case against Israel before the International Court of Justice

Recent legal developments at the ICJ It is the argument of this article that it is critical to first examine the pertinent international law principles relating to the structure and […]

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Can South Africa arrest President Putin pursuant to ICC warrant of arrest?

On the authorisation of President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Both Russia and Ukraine have levelled accusations of alleged heinous international crimes under the […]

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Can government mandate the COVID-19 vaccine against your will? A discussion on international human rights law

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, asserted that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ‘as mandatory as you can possibly make it’ while South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the other hand […]

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A right to consular assistance: Some general observations

In June 2018, the media was abuzz about 51 young South Africans who had been detained by the authorities in China after having found themselves embroiled in a visa scam. […]

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Does SA have the required framework for mutual legal assistance and extradition?

By Mohammed Moolla It is generally accepted that once a crime has been committed, it should be investigated, the perpetrator should stand trial and on conviction be punished for their […]

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International problem of expatriate Chinese with more than one child

By Neels Coertse I am mindful of the decision in the then Transvaal Provincial Division in the matter between Fang v Refugee Appeal Board and Others 2007 (2) SA 447 […]

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Legalisation and Apostillisation: A guide for the authentication of public documents for use abroad

By Riaan de Jager A large number of South Africans regularly travel overseas, either temporarily or on a permanent basis where they will have to produce various public documents abroad. […]

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Diplomatic law: Legal proceedings against a foreign diplomat in a South African court

By Riaan de Jager In a previous article, I examined the purpose of immunity, the difference between state immunity and diplomatic immunity, identified the different types of immunity, as well […]

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Diplomatic immunity: Its nature, effects and implications

By Riaan de Jager Section 15(1) of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 37 of 2001 (the Act) creates an offence if anyone obtains or executes any legal process against […]

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Diplomatic law: Service of process on foreign defendants

By Riaan de Jager Members of the public or businesses often transact with diplomatic missions (ie, embassies or high commissions), consular posts (eg, consulate-general, consulates, consular agencies, trade offices, etcetera) […]

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