South Africa: Why South Africa Said It Was Leaving the ICC, Then Flip-Flopped

  • 📰 allafrica
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 49 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 23%
  • Publisher: 99%

South Africa Headlines News

South Africa Latest News,South Africa Headlines

Why South Africa Said It Was Leaving the ICC, Then Flip-Flopped: SouthAfrica

In less than 24 hours, the South African authorities announced their intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court before declaring it a misunderstanding. South Africa is due to receive Vladimir Putin in August, while the Russian President is facing charges at the ICC. South African lawyeranalyses what is fueling this tension within the ruling party in Pretoria and what it may mean for the ICC.

They then came up with a bill which was put before parliament. That bill remained bubbling in parliament for several years, until just in the last few months the ANC eventually said they're not going to withdraw, but rather to work within the ICC, and also to push for the Malabo Protocol [that gives criminal jurisdiction to the African Court of Justice and Human Rights] to be ratified by enough countries so that local criminal justice solutions could be pursued.

Do you see any difference between the situation in 2016 and today's? Or is it exactly the same set of tensions and legal obstacles? We were at one point a leading nation in the fight for human rights. We can't really be regarded as that anymore, given various positions that the government has taken. But up until this time, we've always been seen as a constitutional dispensation that respects the rule of law. So it will be more than just a bag of hot potatoes.

Source: Law Daily Report (


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 1. in ZA

South Africa Latest News, South Africa Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

South Africa’s new property landscape – from micro apartments to ‘lifestyle farms’South Africa's new property landscape - from micro apartments to 'lifestyle farms'
Source: BusinessTechSA - 🏆 24. / 61 Read more »

South Africa: Sjava and Big Zulu come together for anthem of the agesIn late March, two of SouthAfrica’s most prominent musicians invited a few dozen entertainment industry personnel to a venue in the north of Johannesburg for a special announcement....By ShingaiDarangwa
Source: TheAfricaReport - 🏆 29. / 55 Read more »

South Africa’s massive pension problemThe Allianz Global Pension Report 2023 says South Africa has one of the “poorest” pension systems in the world.
Source: BusinessTechSA - 🏆 24. / 61 Read more »

UAE President's Visit to South Africa Above Board - GovtThere is nothing untoward about United Arab Emirates (UAE) President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan and his entourage's visit to South Africa. On Wednesday, April19, 2023 the landing of the UAE raised concerns, taking place at a decommissioned Bulembu military airbase in Bisho in the Eastern Cape, which was renovated with funds donated by the UAE president. At a media briefing, the Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has said that nothing improper unfolded in the Eastern Cape's preparations for the private visit by UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan and his entourage. "We are here today to share with the nation that this visit has been made possible with the diligence and integrity required of government as we interact with people from all walks of life, including persons of the standing of the UAE president," the minister said. South Africa was dealt a hefty blow by the UAE recently, with the middle eastern country refusing to extradict the Gupta brothers - Atul and Rajesh - who fled to Dubai after they were implicated by the Zondo Commission of among others, the irregular awarding of tenders, influencing various political appointments and of the capture of the South African Revenue Service. The Guptas drew the attention of South Africa 10 years ago when they landed their private plane at the Waterkloof airforce base in Pretoria, to attend a family wedding.
Source: allafrica - 🏆 1. / 99 Read more »

This new work trend causing headaches for businesses in South AfricaThis new work trend is creating an unproductive environment for many employees.
Source: BusinessTechSA - 🏆 24. / 61 Read more »