South Africa intends to leave ICC

South Africa could leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan's president.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of war crimes and genocide, was allowed to leave South Africa despite a court order to detain him. Obed Bapela, deputy minister in the Presidency, said that the ICC had ‘lost its direction’ and that powerful nations ‘trample’ human rights. But he added that South Africa still ‘holds the flag of human rights,’ and that parliament would debate ICC membership. Source: Reuters

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