On 19 October 2016 the South African government submitted its Instrument of Withdrawal to the United Nations Secretary General, stating that it had “the honor to notify that the government of the Republic of South Africa has decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court”. This is the latest legally questionable and deplorable instalment in what seems to be a string of legally questionable actions taken by the state since the unfortunate arrival of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in June 2015. Procedurally and substantively, serious concerns have been raised about the government’s conduct in this ongoing and bitter South Africa-ICC saga. By ANGELA MUDUKUTI.
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