South Africa’s shame


OMAR AL-BASHIR is wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity: he has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur. The ANC-led government (the same government which prevented the Dalai Lama from coming to South Africa) would sooner welcome him as a guest of honour and withdraw from the ICC than see justice done.

“Amnesty International on Friday denounced government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying it was a “deep betrayal of millions of victims worldwide”.


Does justice trump peace? For another perspective on South Africa’s abandoning the ICC, see

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