International crimes: Illegal expropriation falls under crimes against humanity

Opinion by Front National SA

International crimes: Illegal expropriation falls under crimes against humanity
International crimes: Illegal expropriation falls under crimes against humanity. Photo: FNSA

On 17 July 1998 a Diplomatic Conference was held in Rome during which the agreements of the Statute of Rome were decided upon. The statute of the International Criminal Court went into effect on 1 July 2002.

In total 122 states signed the agreement, of which South Africa, represented by Thabo Mbeki, was the 23rd.

Without going into too much detail, it basically boils down to the fact that the Statute of Rome identifies four core international crimes:

• Genocide
• Crimes against humanity
• War crimes
• Crimes of aggression.

The statute clearly states that the International Criminal Court can investigate any of these crimes.

Amongst crimes against humanity is the illegal expropriation without compensation of the property of people, to rob them from an opportunity to take care of themselves. It is also one of the defined elements of a genocide against people.

If Ramaphosa carries on with his proposed policy, South Africa breaks the agreement signed by Mbeki and will inevitably face sanctions by the remaining 121 signatories.

And we will make a point of reminding those 121 countries of the agreement they signed.

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