South Africa: ANC Adopts Resolution To Withdraw From International Court


South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) adopted a resolution at its national council meeting calling for the country’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and will present the bill in parliament, announced Obed Bapela, deputy minister in the Presidency, a key figure of the ruling party since the end of apartheid.

Bapela claimed that powerful nations “trample” human rights and through the ICC pursue “selfish interests”.

The debate on the ICC intensified in South Africa after the Hague-based court protested the nation’s refusal to carry out an ICC warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir during his recent visit to Pretoria. The Head of State is wanted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Sudanese Darfur region.


MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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