SA to co-op­er­ate with Rome Statute

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SA WILL co-op­er­ate with the Rome Statute of the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court, the Depart­ment of Jus­tice said yes­ter­day.

“SA is proud of the role that it, to­gether with like­minded na­tions in our re­gion, has played in the ne­go­ti­a­tion and adop­tion of the Rome Statute,” deputy min­is­ter Andries Nel said at the ninth meet­ing of the Assem­bly of States Par­ties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court, be­ing held in New York.

Nel re­ferred to the adop­tion of a def­i­ni­tion of the crime of ag­gres­sion at a re­view con­fer­ence in Uganda ear­lier this year.

He said South Africa had al­ways sup­ported the in­clu­sion in the Rome Statute of a def­i­ni­tion of ag­gres­sion, “to crim­i­nalise acts of ag­gres­sion that have been out­lawed by the Char­ter of the United Na­tions”.

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