Interview on Lawfare International human rights

It was an honour and privilege to have recently spoken to highly respected Lebanese journalist Zeinab AL Saffar on her show Menaldakhil via Skype. We discussed the international law implications regarding the unlawful assassination of Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani earlier this year. The importance of upholding human rights, international law, international humanitarian law, Geneva conventions, [...]

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US Foreign Policy poses the severest threat to the American people and world peace.

The United States president announced in the aftermath of a carefully planned and orchestrated drone strike which killed Iran’s Major General Qasem Soleimani. Fatalities included deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), Abu Mehdi. Widely reported in the media was the attack occurred in Iraq’s capital Baghdad while Soleimani’s convoy was heading to [...]

2020-05-13T15:05:49+02:00

The growing existential threat of muslim ethnic cleansing-a perspective on global islamophobia and the rising ultra right wing.

As the Muslim world deals with the horrific acts of terror perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, NSW, Australia, equally morally reprehensible was that it was livestreamed for promotional gratification. Will history repeat itself? Muslims are all too familiar with the wider ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces between 1992 -1995[ or the Rwandan [...]

2020-05-13T15:05:49+02:00

Tuti Tursilawati’s death calls for a critical review of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.

Claimed as a close ally of the Trump administration, under Mohammed bin Salman the kingdom flagrantly metes out injustice and tyranny. At the end of October 2018, Tuti Tursilawati became the latest Indonesian migrant worker to be executed by Saudi Arabia. She was found guilty of murdering her employer’s father in 2010. Tursilawati had pleaded [...]

2020-05-13T15:05:49+02:00

Piercing The Antisemitism Veil By The Supreme Court Of Appeal.

How has the recent SCA judgment impacted Palestinian solidarity? Whilst the legal fraternity studies its ramifications, rights groups have welcomed the long overdue ground – breaking judgment delivered by Justice Mabuza in Bloemfontein on 4 December 2018. A decade long battle ensued between the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on behalf of the South [...]

2020-05-13T15:05:50+02:00

Memorandum to the US consulate general in Johannesburg.

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA 1 SANDTON DRIVE, SANDTON, 2196 Consul General: Mr. Michael A. McCarthy Dear Sir / Madam IN RE: MEMORANDUM TO THE UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA, 15 MAY 2018 (AL NAKBA DAY) UNLAWFUL DECISION DECLARING JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND THE RELOCATION OF THE UNITED [...]

2020-08-04T12:25:51+02:00

The Legalities of the United States declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its impact.

The Legalities of the United States declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its impact Host: Ashraf Essop Guest: Adv Ziyaad Patel Guest 2: Ibrahim Vawda

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