22 February 2017
Government has noted the judgment delivered by the North Gauteng High Court today on the notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Court declared the decision by government to withdraw from the ICC as unconstitutional and invalid, and revoked the notice of withdrawal that was submitted to the ICC.
Government will reflect on the judgment before determining whether there are grounds for appeal.
Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services