ICC Bashir judgment may impact treaties


Judges delivered a decision in the case against Sudan's president Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir who was indicted by the ICC in 2009 and 2010.

THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Court will not act against South Africa after its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015.

The court handed the unanimous judgment on Thursday, saying South Africa had a duty to arrest Bashir on genocide charges.

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The Hague decision has little impact on Bashir's freedom, but it will impact other international treaties signed by South Africa.

The minority opinion in the ICC judgment may still leave SA in a quandary.