South Africa and the International Criminal Court
Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, South Africa
Director of Africa Programme at the International Commission of Jurists
Senior Counsel and Advocate, South Africa, and Adjunct Professor, International Law, Nelson Mandela University
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability
South Africa represents a microcosm of the dynamic relationship between the International Criminal Court and Africa, having variously played the roles of supporter, detractor, withdrawer and constructive critic of the Court. Below, experts discuss how they perceive the relationship between South Africa and the ICC today. They propose practical steps for both country and Court to better satisfy their mutual interests.