This file photo taken on November 23, 2015 shows the building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. AFP / ANP / Martijn Beekman
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South Africa said Friday it was quitting the International Criminal Court because membership conflicted with diplomatic immunity laws, dealing a new blow to the struggling court and angering the political opposition.Justice Minister Michael Masutha said in Pretoria that the government would draft a bill to repeal South Africa's adoption of the ICC's Rome Statute in order to preserve its ability to conduct active diplomatic relations, and had given formal notice.He said the statute conflicted with South Africa's Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, but that the government remained committed to the fight against impunity.
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