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ICC No Longer Useful – ANC

Posted: Jun 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday, June 14, 2015, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is “no longer useful for the purposes for which it was intended”.

The ANC spoke after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes in the Darfur conflict, arrived in South Africa to attend an African Union summit.

Bashir looked unlikely to be arrested as government had granted immunity to all attending the summit.

With many African states accusing the ICC of selective justice, the ANC also called for a review of ICC statutes to make them apply to all United Nations members to ensure a “fair and independent court for universal and equitable justice.”