SA's withdrawal from ICC appears to be on ice

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The exterior of the International Criminal Court in the Hague. (iStock)
The exterior of the International Criminal Court in the Hague. (iStock)

South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) appears to be on ice.

While a bill was introduced to Parliament in 2017 to formalise the country's withdrawal from the ICC, there hasn't been much movement on this.

"In terms of International law, South Africa remains a full member of the ICC with all the rights and obligations that accrue to all members of the Rome Statute," Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said in response to a Parliamentary question.

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