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View on Africa: why did SA let Bashir go, and does it matter?
Date: 30 March 2016
Time: 11h00 - 12h00
Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer

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South Africa was instrumental in establishing and supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC), so why did the government choose not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he was in the country last June? Bashir is wanted by the ICC on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.

Next week’s View on Africa briefing will be presented by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, a Senior Researcher in the office of the Executive Director. She will discuss the recent Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling that South African authorities acted unlawfully by not arresting Bashir when he visited the country to attend the African Union summit.

The briefing will also cover the South African government’s evolving stance on the ICC and implications of the court decision for the country, the ICC and international justice.

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