Prosecuting International Crimes in South Africa: The Southern African Litigation Centre Case

In this presentation, Dr. Hannah Woolaver will analyse the recent landmark decision of the South African Constitutional Court in the Southern African Litigation Centre v National Director of Public Prosecutions. In particular she will focus on the legal and political possibilities for, and barriers to, the exercise of universal jurisdiction in South African courts. 

Hannah Woolaver is a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town. She teaches public international law and international criminal law at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and also supervises postgraduate research in these areas.