30 August 2018

South Africa: Don't Pull South Africa Out of the ICC, Judges Urge Justice Minister Masutha

South Africa could help counter the global vacuum of respect for international law by supporting the International Criminal Court, says former Justice Richard Goldstone, who with Judge Navi Pillay has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw the country from The Hague-based court.

Two prominent South African and international former judges, Navi Pillay and Richard Goldstone, have urged South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC) - and certainly not before the ICC Appeals Court has dealt with South Africa's issues.

Goldstone also told Masutha on Wednesday that at a time when the international legal order is under great threat, South Africa could "fill the vacuum" by standing up for international justice and remaining within The Hague-based ICC.

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