The European Union condemned two east African nations, Djibouti and Uganda, for refusing to arrest Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, the one sitting head of state needed by the International criminal court.
President al-Bashir was in Djibouti on 5 July to attend the inauguration of a regional commerce zone. Additionally, he was in Entebbe on Saturday for assembly on peace in South Sudan with Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO chief Riek Machar.
“The European Union and its Member States regret that Djibouti and Uganda, both States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), did not comply with their obligations under international law and as State Parties to the ICC and did not surrender President Al-Bashir to the Court,” stated
The assertion, which is issued by the EEAS Spokesperson, additional known as on all Member States of the United Nations to abide by and implement the UN Safety Council resolutions associated to the referral of Darfur crimes to the struggle crimes court docket.
“The European Union remains a strong supporter of the ICC and is committed to enforcing international criminal law and to ending impunity”.
Sudanese overseas ministry didn’t react to the assertion however the Sudanese embassy in Cairo distributed a press release by the Arab Parliament Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami denouncing the provocative EU assertion towards an Arab chief.