Thursday, June 30, 2011

SADC Tribunal developments

The Judges of the recently dissolved SADC Tribunal have issued communique to the executive secretary of SADC outlining their views about the illegal act of dissolution in response to their ruling against Zimbabwe in the 2008 Campbell case.

An excellent and more detailed discussion of the events and implications for the region are available from this Legal commentator blog.

This is a significant public denouncement of the failure to follow rules that countries themselves obliged themselves to in the name of political expediency. Being accountable for ones actions and responsible for obligations is what mature adults do and mature nations as well.

This is the achilles heel of Southern Africa.

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