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South Africa, Burundi quit International Criminal Court

Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir. Source: AAP

South Africa has begun a process to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, becoming the second African country to do so in a number of days. Legal experts say they fear the decision could trigger an exodus of African nations from the human rights tribunal.

Eighteen years after a decision to join the ICC, South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha says the ICC's obligations are inconsistent with South Africa's laws, which give sitting leaders diplomatic immunity.

 

 

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