Author: Sri Yuniati1 | Dinar Wulandari2
1&2Faculty of Social Science and Political Science
University of Jember, Indonesia
This study aimed at analyzing South Africa’s decision to recall membership of International Criminal Court (ICC). It used reference study method supported by topic-relevant secondary data. Data were analyzed descriptively qualitative. The results showed that South Africa’s decision to recall ICC membership was underlied by discriminative practice of ICC towards Africa. ICC has accused African head of states and people as international crime perpetrators. Meanwhile, ICC did not take any action to those non-African head of states who were committed in international crime. According to South Africa’s perspective, this accusation was considered threatening peace and unity of African Union (AU). As one of the influential countries in AU, South Africa opts for keeping peace and security in Africa rather than cooperating with international regime such as ICC. This priority is inline with South Africa’s attempt to attain their national interest. Consequently, they decided to recall membership of ICC.
Keywords: ICC, decision, South Africa, discrimination.