Ruling on al-Bashir debacle expected today
Judges will today rule on whether govt may appeal a ruling that failure to arrest al-Bashir was unlawful.
JOHANNESBURG - A full bench of three judges is expected to rule today on whether government may appeal its ruling that the failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was unlawful and unconstitutional.
Government has argued that there is a reasonable prospect of another court reaching a different conclusion on South Africa's obligation to the ICC.
It also believes that if left as it is, the order could have far reaching consequences in the future, which is why it should be tested in a higher court.
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has argued that there were clear and unambiguous sections of law which compelled the government to act.
Meanwhile, the ICC in Hague has asked government to make a submission explaining why it failed to execute its obligations.