Published in the Mail&Guardian on 10 September 2018. Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether South Africa will exit the Rome Statute system. By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten. Last December, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told a meeting of ICC member-states that the country was …
Remaining an ICC member would not mean South Africa agrees with every action the court takes or every aspect of the court’s functioning.
A case now under way before the ICC’s appeals chamber and a possible International Court of Justice ruling raise hopes of mending the damaging rift between the International Criminal Court and South Africa.
The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) strongly urges authorities in Sudan to recommit to the country’s democratic transition and to the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms.
On International Justice Day, Mohamed Othman Chande and Mark Kersten highlight the importance for the ICC to use the lessons learned in Ukraine to help deliver justice in Africa.