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Criminal court tap South Africa on the fingers in prosecution of Sudanese leader Al-Bashir

Criminal court tap South Africa on the fingers in prosecution of Sudanese leader Al-Bashir

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Judges of the International criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague South Africa Thursday on the knuckles. That country was the error by the Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir two years ago not to pick up, concluded the court.

Bashir visited South Africa in 2015 because of a summit of the African Union. The authorities in the country did when, after the Sudanese president to hold, although an international arrest warrant against him is issued. Bashir is accused of genocide in the Darfur region.

The ICC was South Africa because of the ignorance of the arrest warrant by may refer to the meeting of member states of the ICC or the Security council of the United Nations. Decided there the judges ultimately not matter, because “no effective way” to countries to cooperation.

Prosecutors at the ICC had called for the referral of South Africa. They feared that the court otherwise effectiveness would be eroded.

The South African government argued that the warrant for the arrest of not more importance than the own legislation. In the country have heads of state immunity for criminal prosecution.

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