International Criminal Court Declines to Refer South African Non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties or the Security Council

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On July 6, 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) delivered in open session its decision finding that South Africa failed to comply with its obligations by not arresting and surrendering Omar Al-Bashir to the Court while he was on South African territory between June 13 and 15, 2015. However, the Chamber considered that it is not warranted to refer South Africa's non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties (“ASP”) or the Security Council of the United Nations (“UNSC”).