n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Recent cases and developments : South Africa and the International Criminal Court : comments

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



Recent events have brought South Africa's relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) into sharp focus. The events arise principally from a decision by the ICC on 4 March 2009 to issue an international arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan for grave crimes committed by his government's officers and soldiers. That warrant was issued after the Security Council of the United Nations in 2005 decided to refer the crimes committed in Sudan to the ICC for investigation and possible prosecution.

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