Practice Relating to Rule 55. Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need
South Africa’s ICC Act (2002) reproduces the crimes against humanity listed in the 1998 ICC Statute, including “extermination”, which is defined as including “the intentional infliction of conditions of life, inter alia
the deprivation of access to food and medicine, calculated to bring about the destruction of part of a population”.
South Africa’s ICC Act (2002) reproduces the war crimes listed in the 1998 ICC Statute, including in international armed conflicts: “intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by … wilfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions”.