Arrest Omar al-Bashir if he returns to South Africa - ICC's Chief Prosecutor

The International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda has asked ICC Judges to affirm South Africa’s obligation to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he returns to the country.

The ICC suspects Al-Bashir could return to South Africa for the Africa China summit in December.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gaye Davis of Eye Witness News.

According to Davis, Bensouda approached the ICC with two requests:

Listen to the full conversation below:

  • A definite time frame for which South Africa can explain why Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa despite an arrest warrant by the court.

  • The ICC should affirm South Africa’s obligation to arrest Al-Bashir as a signatory to the Rome Statute.
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