Bensouda pointed out that, “these men stand accused of multiple charges for some of the world’s most serious crimes as foreseen under the Rome Statute.”
Arresr warrants were issued by the Court in 2008 and 2010 for the arrest of Sudan’s President, Omar Al-Bashir and others for crimes including genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Bensouda said “most recently, Mr. Al Bashir travelled to Jordan on 29 March 2017. Despite being reminded by the registry of its obligations to arrest and surrender Mr. Al Bashir, regrettably Jordan declined to do so,” chief prosecutor Bensouda said.
In his address to the Council, Sudan’s Ambassador, Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed President Al-Bashir “is the symbol of the country and of its sovereignty” and added, “we do not accept abuse in any way from any quarter, let alone from this defective kangaroo court.”