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Minister Masutha to brief the media on Government’s position regarding the ruling of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

13 July 2017

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, will brief the media on government’s position on the ruling of the pre-trial chamber of the ICC.
                  
The Pre-Trial Chamber last week ruled that the country acted contrary to its obligations under the Rome Statute of the ICC for failing to execute the international court’s request to arrest President Omar Al-Bashir and surrender him to the ICC between 13 and 15 June 2015 while he was in South Africa.  

Minister Masutha will brief the media on government’s position to the ruling as follows:

Date: 13 July 2017
Time: 14h00
Venue: 1035 Francis Baard Street, Tshedimosetso House, Hatfield, Pretoria

For media confirmations please contact: Mr Kgomotso Makinta on 073 281 9661 / Kmakinta@justice.gov.za or Mr Victor Mateane Phala on 082 465 2469/ Vphala@justice.gov.za.

NB: There will be video link-up to Parliament’s media imbizo centre

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development          
Enquiries:
Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
0836418141
Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za

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