2. As such, the CFCR welcomes the opportunity to make a concise submission to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services regarding the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill [B23- 2016] (the Repeal Bill) in response to your call for submissions as published on www.parliament.gov.za. In this regard, please find attached our submission for the Department’s attention and consideration.  

3. It is not the purpose or intention of this submission to provide comprehensive legal analysis or technical assessment of the Bill, but rather to draw attention to key concerns in relation to the Bill – particularly in so far as it relates to the aforementioned constitutional values, rights and principles.

4. The CFCR will be available to elaborate on this submission by way of oral submissions, whether during public hearings, or at any other time as you may deem appropriate. 

6. We trust that our submission will be of assistance in guiding the deliberations regarding the Bill.