n New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy - ICC relations : a tightwire, not a crisis, a response to Bennun

Volume 2015, Issue 60
  • ISSN : 1607-2820


Deputy Minister Jeffery presents the government's view of the Al-Bashir affair. The recent visit of Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir raised many issues. Mervyn Bennun seems to think that the legal argument as to whether or not to arrest President Bashir in South Africa was simple and clear cut. It was neither. Our argument, in broad terms, relates to the interpretation of two pieces of South African legislation : the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, Act 27 of 2002, and the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, Act 37 of 2001.

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