February 1, 2015
by Emelina Perez
African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday urged Nigerian authorities to arrest and surrender Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed in the Darfur conflict. Al-Bashir is currently in Nigeria participating in the Special ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Cody Harding
On June 8, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo issued a statement accusing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of continued crimes against humanity in Darfur. Ocampo detailed Bashir's crimes, which included genocide, halting dissemination of information about ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said Monday that economic or other aid should be refused to those countries that assist Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in evading the arrest warrant that was issued against him in 2010. Al-Bashir's government has dismissed ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs Political Science at Shenandoah University, says that for the International Criminal Court to become a truly effective institution of humanitarian law, member states must consistently adhere to and enforce its ...[read more]
November 29, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
The Kenyan High Court ruled Monday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir must be arrested if he ever returns to Kenya. The ruling was in response to al-Bashir's second visit, where Kenya joined the ranks of the other African countries that have refused to enforce the International Criminal Court ...[read more]
October 25, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On October 25, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested that Kenyan authorities arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his trip to Kenya. The ICC made the request after it issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir in March 2009 on seven counts of war crimes and crimes against ...[read more]
May 23, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 23, 2007, UN inspectors met with Sudanese officials in the beginning of an international investigation into human rights abuses by the Sudanese government in Darfur. The seven-member team began their efforts following a resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council, which called on the ...[read more]
March 31, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 31, 2005, the UN Security Council approved a draft resolution granting the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over the conflict in Darfur. Resolution 1593 passed with 11 votes in favor and four members, Algeria, Brazil, China and the US, abstaining. The ICC later charged ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 4, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese head of state Omar al-Bashir, charging him with seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but declining to charge him with genocide. The arrest warrant had been sought by ICC prosecutor ...[read more]

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