The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

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Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

©UN Photo / Stuart Price

Born on 1 January 1944 in Hoshe Bannaga, Shendi Governorate in the Sudan.

National of Sudan.

President of the Republic of Sudan since 16 October 1993.

Prosecution application for a warrant of arrest: 14 July 2008

First warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber I: 4 March 2009

Second warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber I: 12 July 2010

At large


Mr Al Bashir is allegedly criminaly responsible for ten counts on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility under Article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute as an indirect (co) perpetrator 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 part in hostilities -Article 8(2)(e)(i); and pillaging - Article 8(2)(e)(v).
  • Three counts of genocide: genocide by killing (article 6-a), genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm (article 6-b) and genocide by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group's physical destruction (article 6-c).