South Africa Reviews Role in ICC After Sudan Leader Visits

June 25, 2015 12:03 PM

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South Africa says it will consider withdrawing from the International Criminal Court as a "last resort" following a dispute over Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who visited South Africa this month despite an international order for his arrest for alleged war crimes.

The South African government said in a statement Thursday that the Cabinet is reviewing the country's status as a signatory to the statute that set up the international court. The statement says South Africa would have found it difficult to arrest al-Bashir because of treaty obligations to the Afric...

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