Khartoum, 01 September, 2021 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has joined more than 60 international organizations that are urging Sudan’s Sovereignty Council to transfer three indictees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to The Hague where they will be charged for crimes against humanity.
Sudan’s Council of Ministers approved the transfer of Omar al-Bashir, Ahmed Haroun, and Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein in June 2021. However, the decision to transfer the three must also be approved by the Sovereignty Council.
In a Wednesday, September 1 report, CSW’s President Mervyn Thomas lauds the commitment demonstrated by Sudan’s Council of Ministers to have the three moved to The Hague, noting that the move is a vital step in ensuring an impartial judicial process and ensuring that violators pay for crimes against humanity.
“CSW welcomes the commitments made by Sudan’s Council of Ministers. The handover of the indictees, including former president Omar al Bashir, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a vital step in ensuring an impartial judicial process and underscoring that those responsible for committing atrocity crimes will be held to account,” Mr. Mervyn says.
He adds, “We urge the Sovereignty Council to support the decision made by the Council of Ministers and to action the transfer of all of the indictees and Sudan’s signature to the Rome Statute.”