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Sudan The ACIJLP calls on the Sudanese authorities to extradite Bashir, Haroun and Kushayb to the International Criminal Court


Cairo on 18/4/2019 Sudan The ACIJLP calls on the Sudanese authorities to extradite Bashir, Haroun and Kushayb to the International Criminal Court In the context of the political situation developments in Sudan, and the result of the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir, the Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession ACIJLP, calls on the Sudanese authorities to cooperate with the International Criminal Court by taking all necessary measures to hand over former President Omar al-Bashir, Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb as wanted persons, a decision was taken against them by Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court on 14 July 2008 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur region since 2002, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, and the displacement of more than 2.700000 million people, according to the indictment issued by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the reports of the United Nations Office. The Center also calls upon the concerned Sudanese authorities to accede to and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, if the Sudanese authorities wish to benefit from the rule of complementarity between the national judiciary and the court provided for in article 1 of the Statute of the Court, which states in paragraph 2 that "the court shall be complementary to national jurisdictions" In this context, the Center reiterates its call on the Arab countries to join and ratify the ICC Convention, as a continuation of the efforts made by the Arab Group during the preparatory committees of the Court system in 1998 until the entry into force of the Court in 2002 and in support of the efforts of the League of Arab States establishing the model law for ratification in the Arab region. Worth mentioning that the Arab countries that have ratified and acceded to the ICC so far are Jordan, Djibouti, the Comoros, Tunisia and Palestine