Press Release: 13 June 2015

The President of the Assembly calls on States Parties to fulfill their obligations to execute the Arrest warrants against Mr. Al Bashir


In light of information regarding a possible travel to South Africa of Mr. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir, President of Republic of Sudan, to participate in the 25th Summit of the African Union, the President of the Assembly of States to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Mr. Sidiki Kaba, recalls that two arrest warrants issued by the Court against Mr. Al-Bashir remain outstanding.

The President of the Assembly expresses his deep concern about the negative consequences for the Court in case of non-execution of the warrants by States Parties and, in this regard, urges them to respect their obligations to cooperate with the Court.

To this end, he calls on South Africa, which has always contributed to the strengthening of the Court, to spare no effort in ensuring the execution of the arrest warrants if the information received is confirmed.

Source: Assembly of States Parties