Monday, July 15, 2024

Minister urges greater assertiveness with apartheid Israel

As Botswana concludes legislative process to domesticate the Roman Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Minister of Transport and Communications, Thulagano Segokgo, would like to see the government taking a more aggressive stance against a sacred cow called Israel.

The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the ICC, was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome, Italy on July 17, 1998 and it entered into force on July 1, 2002. Having long ratified the Statute, it is only now that Botswana is domesticating it through the Serious Crimes of Internal Concern Bill which the Minister of Justice, Ronald Shamukuni, tabled before parliament last week. The new law is meant “to criminalise serious crimes of international concern, and other related crimes.”

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