n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - An analysis and exposition of dispute settlement forum shopping for SADC member states in the light of the suspension of the SADC Tribunal

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



The Southern African Development Community ('SADC') Tribunal was suspended by the Summit Heads of State and Government in August 2010. Its reinstatement was made subject to a review of its operations. As from the 2010 suspension, the Tribunal could rule on matters already before it at the time, but it could not accept new cases until the Summit was satisfied with the findings of the review process. The review process subsequently exonerated the Tribunal by finding that it had acted within the powers it derived from the SADC Treaty and the Protocol on the Tribunal.

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