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25 March 2009

Al-Bashir visit to Egypt is a missed opportunity to enforce justice

Al-Bashir visit to Egypt is a missed opportunity to enforce justice
"Egypt and other members of the League of Arab States should not shield President al-Bashir from international justice", said Irene Khan, Amnesty International's Secretary General. “His presence in Egypt today should have been an opportunity to enforce the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court.”

"By declaring that President al-Bashir has immunity from the arrest warrant for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Arab League has undermined international law which provides no such immunity for anyone, even a serving head of state, for such grave crimes.

"The Arab League was right to demand international justice for war crimes and other serious violations of international law committed during the recent conflict in Gaza. They should apply a similar standard to crimes committed in Sudan".

Amnesty International is calling on all members of the international community to ensure full accountability for crimes under international law committed in Sudan, Gaza and wherever else they occur.

Read More

ICC issues arrest warrant for Sudanese President al Bashir (News, 4 March 2009)
International community fails to protect Darfur (Report, 17 February 2009)
Sudanese opposition leader arrested
(News, 16 January 2009)
Sudan: Declared ceasefire must result in concrete improvements for Darfuris (Press release, 12 November 2008)
President of Sudan could face arrest over Darfur war crimes (News, 18 July 2008)
Time for justice in Darfur (News, 17 July 2007)

Issue

Armed Conflict 
Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes 
Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings 
International Justice 
Torture And Ill-treatment 
Trials And Legal Systems 

Country

Sudan 

Region

Africa 

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