The International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin of Russia for alleged war crimes, and his possible participation in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (Brics) summit later in 2023, has put SA’s relationship with the ICC in the international spotlight.

SA, as a member of the ICC, has a legal duty to fully co-operate with the ICC, and this includes the execution of arrest warrants. SA has also incorporated the Rome Statute (a multilateral treaty that established the ICC) into domestic law in accordance with the constitution, which prescribes the process in terms of which treaties become law in SA. ..

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