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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

29/06/2015

Madame President, Your Excellencies,

1. We are meeting once again pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1593, as I present my Office's twenty-first report on Darfur, Sudan.

ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II refers to the UNSC Sudan’s non-cooperation and failure to arrest Mr Abdel Raheem Hussein

26/06/2015

Situation: Darfur, Sudan
Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein

Today, 26 June 2015, the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found that the State of Sudan has failed to arrest Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein against whom the ICC has issued an arrest warrant on 1 March 2012 and to surrender him to the Court. The Chamber also found that Sudan failed to consult with the Court and to liaise with its relevant organs to execute the pending arrest warrant. The Chamber decided to refer the finding of Sudan's non-cooperation to the United Nations Security Council, which might decide to take the measures they deem appropriate.

“Prevention of international crimes requires support of global community”: ICC President commemorates International Criminal Justice Day

26/06/2015

Today, 26 June 2015, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi emphasized the importance of global support for justice and accountability during a seminar to commemorate the Day of International Criminal Justice organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in The Hague (Netherlands). The Day of International Criminal Justice marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, on 17 July 1998.

Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute elects a judge

24/06/2015

​The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) opened its resumed thirteenth session at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands which will last from 24 to 25 June 2015.

ICC Judges agree on measures to improve efficiency of criminal process

22/06/2015

The Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have held a private retreat to consider ways of improving the efficiency of the Court's judicial work.  Following intensive discussions, the Judges agreed on concrete measures aimed at harmonizing working methods and implementing best practices.

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