South Africa’s Foreign Policy and the International Criminal Court: Of African Lessons, Security Council Reform, and Possibilities for an Improved ICC

  • Max Du Plessis
  • Christopher Gevers
Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)


South Africa’s early support for the idea of a permanent International Criminal Court is well known. In particular, its influence at Rome in 1998, where states came together to draft the Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC), has been chronicled widely and admired deservedly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Du Plessis
    • 1
  • Christopher Gevers
    • 2
  1. 1.Senior Research FellowInstitute for Security StudiesPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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