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Mia Swart

Mia Swart

    Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
    Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
    It was a bright, clear morning in Dakar the day the much anticipated Habré judgment was to be delivered. Hundreds of people were pushing to get into...
    A tribute to writer Mark Behr
    A tribute to writer Mark Behr
    I read Mark Behr’s Die Reuk van Appels as a second year student in Stellenbosch. I found a copy in a friend’s flat and finished it in...
    South Africa could have helped the ICC evolve
    South Africa could have helped the ICC evolve
    In the years since the International Criminal Court issued an order for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes, crimes...
    Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
    Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
    The site of the Judicial Service Commission interviews for judgeships earlier this month could not have been drabber. The interviews were held in a...
    Verwoerd would love Dlamini
    Verwoerd would love Dlamini
    About 10 years ago I spent a night in HF?Verwoerd's holiday house in Betty's Bay. How this came about is a story for a different day. The cottage,...
    Apply international law and decide if Israel is guilty
    Apply international law and decide if Israel is guilty
    In the past weeks, thousands have protested in London, Paris and Frankfurt, triggered by the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which many consider to be in...
    Let's talk about collective guilt
    Let's talk about collective guilt
    For someone advocating for the silence of white South Africans, Samantha Vice is surprisingly vocal. I disagree with her fundamental point that...
    Ghosts of the past alive in the present
    Ghosts of the past alive in the present
    Apartheid reparations remain one of the unfinished legacies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Most of the suggestions and proposals made...
    Waterkloof Four: guilty even if innocent
    Waterkloof Four: guilty even if innocent
    Not since Paris Hilton's arrest for driving under the influence and her subsequent 23-day imprisonment in a Los Angeles-area jail has there been...
    Why is Zuma's trial 'political'?
    Why is Zuma's trial 'political'?
    The claim that criminal prosecutions involving ANC president Jacob Zuma amount to political trials is nothing new.