At least one African country has asked SA to go back on its stated intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Senegal’s minister of justice‚ Sadiki Kaba‚ who is the president of the ICC’s 124-member Assembly of States Parties‚ would reiterate his plea to “SA and Burundi to reconsider their position” at a briefing on Monday in Dakar. At the weekend, Kaba said that the move would result in “weakening the only permanent international criminal court in charge of prosecuting the most serious crimes that shock the conscience of humanity‚ namely genocide‚ war crimes‚ crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression”.

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