South Africa should have arrested Omar al-Bashir - ICC

South Africa appeared before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands, on Friday to account for it's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he was in the country for the 2015 African Union Summit.

Freelance journalist, Carien du Plessis, says the South African legal team argued that Omar al-Bashir as head of state enjoyed immunity in South Africa. They said that obligation under the South African law is more important than the obligation under the Rome Statute.

Du Plessis says the ICC prosecutors are currently stating their case saying that South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir.

They are saying the law stands and the law overrules everything else that South Africa thought of.

Carien du Plessis, Freelance journalist

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