ICC issues a warrant of arrest for Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan

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Now that we finally have the first warrant ever issued by the International Criminal Court against a sitting head of state, why don’t we all just get together and serve it? Diplomatic measures can be used to isolate China on this. Does any nation really want to be seen as the last defender of a mass murderer/rapist/torturer who also pillages, exterminates, and forcibly transfers his own nation’s populations?:

The warrant of arrest for Omar Al Bashir lists 7 counts on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility (article 25(3)(a)) including:

  • five counts of crimes against humanity: murder – article 7(1)(a); extermination – article 7(1)(b); forcible transfer – article 7(1)(d);torture – article 7(1)(f); and rape – article 7(1)(g);
  • two counts of war crimes: intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities – article 8(2)(e)(i); and pillaging – article 8(2)(e)(v).
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2 Comments

  1. hannahh kelly said,

    March 5, 2009 at 10:17 am

    ICC decision to issue arrest warrant to Omar al-Bashir president of Sudan is a signal to all that accused will be brought to justice irrespective of his position. However this step might lead to unrest and social instability in the nation, share your take on the issue at
    http://www.allvoices.com/journalism .

  2. RaiulBaztepo said,

    April 1, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo


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