n African Security Review - Challenges facing the International Criminal Court : trial and error : commentary

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Constitutional issues in South Africa On 18 July 1998 South Africa signed the Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC Statute) thereby expressing its intention to ratify the Rome Statute and consequently ratified it in November 2000. South Africa adheres to the dualistic rather than the monistic system of implementing international treaties.1 This means that an international treaty ratified by South Africa is law in South Africa only once it has been enacted into national law by an Act of Parliament, except for the self-executing provisions of such treaty. Consequently, in July 2002 the South African Parliament approved legislation ..

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