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


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).