South Africa’s decision to take Israel, the West’s darling, to the International Court of Justice for genocidal intent was brave politics
Partnering with questionable regimes appears to run against the grain of our political and economic interests
The president’s speech at a Brics dinner this week suggests the expansion of the bloc won’t happen any time soon
In court papers, the president pleaded that he had a constitutional obligation not to expose South Africa to this risk
The deputy president confirmed that South Africa would be forced to host the Brics summit and was likely to host the Russian leader in person
The presidency said a provision in the Rome Statute obliged ICC member states to deal with requests for assistance on a confidential basis
The minister in the presidency said the country should look at hosting both presidents if it was serious about ending the Russia-Ukraine war
The United States did not sanction Reuben Brigety’s ‘revelation’ about weapons for Russia
Government insiders say South Africa is debating whether China or Mozambique should host the summit
As international relations minister Naledi Pandor prepared to host the Russian leader’s second in command, the justice ministry said South Africa would be obligated to act on the warrant
DA leader John Steenhuisen has argued in a court application that the government has failed to give a clear decision on its position on the Russian president’s expected visit
Doing so is a standard procedure, and does not affect the arrest warrant issued for Russian president Vladimir Putin
In an Africa Day address, Ramaphosa said Pretoria had been threatened with penalties for pursuing an independent foreign policy and a non-aligned position
The ruling party’s secretary general pushed back against US pressure to pick a side in Russia/Ukraine war
Regarding Russia and Ukraine, the ICC has never received state referrals from 39 state parties to look into a situation in another country
Ramaphosa on verge of losing investor confidence after US claims – Standard Bank
She said that the US ambassador was fueling mistrust and straining diplomatic relations
Washington has criticised the government for not adhering to its non-aligned stance
The country finds itself in a quandary once again and its leaders’ indecision is not helping
The faux pas with the Finnish president is the latest in a series of embarrassing moves by our head of state
The Russian leader has more chance of being arrested at home than he does in Mzansi
Apartheid as a crime against humanity has reached customary international law status, which means that it is law that is considered binding on states under international law even if a state has not ratified an applicable treaty prohibiting apartheid
Examples from the past 10 years illustrate a growing trend to avoid or slow down extradition proceedings to other countries or transfers to international entities
King Mswati summons the nation to dialogue but avoids democratic engagement as death toll rises
Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison
Apartheid’s last president walks back comments that definition was a Soviet plot
The DA told the high court in Pretoria that only Parliament could decide to withdraw from a treaty which the country had entered into.
Rather than leaving the institution, South Africa could play an important role in helping to rectify its perceived shortcomings
The International Criminal Court is celebrating 18 years of existence, but many nations have yet to sign its Rome Statute.
Will Kenya’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute be a missed opportunity for positive complementarity, asks Allan Ngari.
The National Prosecuting Authority has become ‘tense’ after state prosecutors clashed over South Africa’s human rights obligations,.