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ICC Ruling an indictment on ANC Government

Today’s unanimous ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that South Africa had the duty to arrest Omar Al Bashir in June 2015 and failed to adhere to the Rome Statute and the Court’s ruling by not arresting Al Bashir is an indictment on the ANC-led government. This judgement reiterates what the DA has long…

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DA welcomes withdrawal of the Rome Statute Repeal Bill

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision today by Cabinet to withdraw the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Bill [B 23 – 2016]. The DA believes that in light of the recent High Court decision, and now the decision of Cabinet to withdraw this Bill, that we should all take…

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ICC: DA to approach the ConCourt

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will tomorrow morning be filing an urgent application for direct access to the Constitutional Court in order to challenge the constitutionality of a notice initiating South Africa’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The decision taken by the South African Government is at odds with the…

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Al-Bashir should be arrested the moment he steps foot in SA

The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, is expected to arrive in South Africa tomorrow morning for the African Union (AU) Summit held this weekend in Johannesburg. On arrival he should be immediately arrested by the South African Police Service. The DA will write to Riah Phiyega, as the head of the police service, to urge…

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