S.Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (centre) attended the 2015 African Union Summit in South Africa, despite facing an arrest warrant from the International Criminal CourtSouth Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world’s worst crimes. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country for an African Union summit despite facing an ICC arrest warrant over alleged war crimes. South Africa refused to arrest him, saying he had immunity as a head of state.

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