Hussein Case

The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein

At large

Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein

Minister of National Defence (former Minister of the Interior and former Sudanese President’s Special Representative in Darfur), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 1 March 2012

Charges: 7 counts of crimes against humanity: persecution, murder, forcible transfer, rape, inhumane acts, imprisonment or severe deprivation of liberty, and torture; and 6 counts of war crimes: murder, attacks against a civilian population, destruction of property, rape, pillaging, and outrage upon personal dignity, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2004 in Darfur, Sudan

  • A warrant for arrest for Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein was issued on 1 March 2012. The suspect is at large.

    Next steps: The case remains in the Pre-Trial stage, pending the suspect’s arrest or voluntary appearance before the Court. The ICC does not try individuals in their absence.

Pre-Trial Chamber II

Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Presiding)
Judge Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Godínez
Judge Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Office of the Prosecutor

Karim A. A. Khan, Prosecutor 


Legal Representatives of the Victims

Situation in Darfur, Sudan, referred to the ICC

Summary of situation in Darfur, Sudan


UN Security Council refers the situation in Darfur, Sudan, to the ICC with Resolution 1593.


Investigations begin in Darfur

OTP opens investigations in Darfur, makes public announcement.


Arrest warrant requested

OTP submits application to Pre-Trial Judges requesting arrest warrant for Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein (Hussein).


Arrest warrant issued

Pre-Trial Judges issue arrest warrant for Hussein.Press release