Why is South Africa leaving the ICC?
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Why is South Africa leaving the war crimes court?

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

It comes a year after a South African court criticised the government for refusing to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC on charges of genocide and war crimes – allegations he denies.

Video journalist: BBC's Christian Parkinson

  • 21 Oct 2016
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