SA to co-operate with Rome Statute
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”.