South Africa's High Court To Hear Government's Reasons For Wanting To Exit ICC
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South Africa's the High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear arguments from government representatives on why it wants the country to withdraw from the ICC. Representatives for President Jacob Zuma, the Justice Minister and the Department of International Relations are expected to address the court. The case has been brought to court by the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. It wants the High Court to nullify South Africa's ICC exit decision. Opposition members say the government has bypassed and undermined Parliament. South Africa ratified the Rome Statute in 1998. Its withdrawal is set to take effect in October 2017, making South Africa the first country to pull out of the ICC.

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