Parliament not bypassed on decision to withdraw from ICC argues State

Government has dismissed arguments made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Pretoria High Court that the executive bypassed Parliament when making a decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

According to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, advocate representing the State, Jeremy Gauntlett, argued that the DA is rushing the matter, and processes have been followed.

Listen to the audio below for more information...


This article first appeared on 702 : Parliament not bypassed on decision to withdraw from ICC argues State


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Application to set aside government's decision to withdraw from ICC urgent - DA

Application to set aside government's decision to withdraw from ICC urgent - DA

DA says court matter needs to be finalised before the withdrawal comes into effect in October 2017 and argues 4 points.

Gambia notifies UN of withdrawal from ICC

Gambia notifies UN of withdrawal from ICC

Earlier this year, South Africa announced it's decision to begin the withdrawal process from the ICC.

Comedian's censorship concerns with new Hate Speech Bill

Comedian's censorship concerns with new Hate Speech Bill

The proposed bill could limit various topics for comedians, which would affect how comedians create content.

Stamping out racism needs more than Hate Speech Bill - expert

Stamping out racism needs more than Hate Speech Bill - expert

Founder of Diversi-T, Terry Oakley-Smith, says the proposed new bill is necessary but people need to be educated about racism.

Casac swats government's decision to withdraw from the ICC to court

Casac swats government's decision to withdraw from the ICC to court

Casac Executive Secretary Lawson Naidoo explains why the council is taking government to court to reverse its decision to leave the ICC.

What constitutes hate speech?

What constitutes hate speech?

Minister Masutha announced proposed bill to help combat hate speech and Prof Jane Duncan explains what hate speech involves.

Is SA's decision to withdraw from ICC exposing dilemma in human rights advocacy?

Is SA's decision to withdraw from ICC exposing dilemma in human rights advocacy?

The DA said it would approach the Constitutional Court to declare the withdrawal illegal.

Amnesty push for independent probe into Sudanese government

Amnesty push for independent probe into Sudanese government

Amnesty International accuses Sudanese government of using chemical weapons on civilians in Darfur region, denied by al-Bashir.

What's the justification behind SA leaving the ICC?

What's the justification behind SA leaving the ICC?

South Africa has come under scrutiny following the announcement that the process to depart from the ICC would begin soon.

Masutha clarifies legal and political reasons for quitting ICC

Masutha clarifies legal and political reasons for quitting ICC

Justice Minister has confirmed that South Africa is leaving the International Criminal Court (ICC).

SA's decision to withdraw from ICC comes 4 weeks before al Bashir court case

SA's decision to withdraw from ICC comes 4 weeks before al Bashir court case

The Rome Statute is a hindrance for the country to engage in international relations, says Masutha.

South Africa to begin exit process from ICC

South Africa to begin exit process from ICC

Minister of International Relations Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signed 'instrument of withdrawal' from International Criminal Court.

Hate Crimes Bill approved for public comment

Hate Crimes Bill approved for public comment

Steve Letsike describes the aims of the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill which Cabinet has approved for public comment.

Possible criminal charges over Al-Bashir arrest puts SA government in a corner

Possible criminal charges over Al-Bashir arrest puts SA government in a corner

SA government is under pressure to take action after the SCA dismissed a high court appeal in a failure to arrest Omar Al-Bashir.

SCA rules that SA's failure to arrest al-Bashir was unlawful

SCA rules that SA's failure to arrest al-Bashir was unlawful

State fails in its attempt to appeal High Court ruling which found its refusal to arrest Omar al-Bashir's last year to be illegal.

Is SA turning its back on international human rights?

Is SA turning its back on international human rights?

SA not doing its bit for international human rights says SA Human Rights Commissioner

'Precedent will be set in SCA ruling on Al-Bashir'

'Precedent will be set in SCA ruling on Al-Bashir'

South African government is challenging the High Court’s finding that the failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir was unconstitutional.

Arrest Omar al-Bashir if he returns to South Africa - ICC's Chief Prosecutor

Arrest Omar al-Bashir if he returns to South Africa - ICC's Chief Prosecutor

South Africa has been reminded of its obligation to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he ever returns to SA.

Popular articles
Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Stage 1 load s​hedding has been declared nationally. The City of Cape Town has urged residents to take note of the schedules.

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Media law guru Emma Sadleir warns employees online that there are many potential events that could bring a company into disrepute.

SPARK Schools provides Singapore-quality education for R19 400 per year

SPARK Schools provides Singapore-quality education for R19 400 per year

Our education system is poor, leading to a proliferation of private schools, most which are unaffordable even for the middleclass.

Get ready for another round of load shedding as Eskom workers shut down power

Get ready for another round of load shedding as Eskom workers shut down power

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the power utility has instructed municipalities to implement stage one load shedding.

[WATCH] SPCA lays animal cruelty charges following violent attack on seal pup

[WATCH] SPCA lays animal cruelty charges following violent attack on seal pup

Video footage emerged on Facebook showing two fishermen brutally kicking and stabbing the animal.

[LISTEN] Wife of Siya Kolisi 'so proud' as husband Siya leads SA to victory

[LISTEN] Wife of Siya Kolisi 'so proud' as husband Siya leads SA to victory

The Springboks won a Test game against England on Saturday under the captaincy of Siya Kolisi.

UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA

UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA

The man has told the Sandton SPCA that he could not locate a nearby veterinary clinic in order to dispose of the dog's carcass.

Eusebius: 'Needing to know what happened before the Supersport video is BS'

Eusebius: 'Needing to know what happened before the Supersport video is BS'

Callers on The Eusebius McKaiser Show stand behind Ashwin Willemse who walked off the Supersport Rugby set on Saturday.