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Africa In dispute over Bashir, S. Africa throwns down fresh challenge to criminal court

The International Criminal Court's shaky standing in Africa may have been furthered damaged by S. Africa's refusal to detain the visiting Sudanese president last week – and its move to challenge its own court for trying to prevent him from leaving.

Abd Raouf/AP

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s plane had barely lifted off from a South African military air base earlier this month when the question first surfaced: Was this the beginning of the end for the International Criminal Court?

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