The high court of South Africa ruled unconstitutional the intention of the authorities to withdraw from the International criminal court (ICC). About it reports Reuters.
The head of the High court Mojapelo Phineas (Phineas Mojapelo) officially ordered by the South African government to revoke the relevant notice sent to the Hague. It is unclear whether the submit office to this order. Earlier, the High court has repeatedly demanded of the government to fulfill obligations to the ICC, but to no avail.
However, the opposition party “Democratic Alliance” who filed the lawsuit, has called the decision of the court of his great victory.
South Africa has officially announced the release of the ICC on 21 October 2016. The reason was the contradiction between obligations to the court and the domestic legislation of a country, that grants heads of state diplomatic immunity.
After arriving in the country at the African Union summit of Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is officially wanted on suspicion of committing war crimes and genocide, the High court demanded to extradite him to the Hague. However, the government refused to do, declaring instead of withdrawal from the ICC.