The Case of the Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir (“Omar Al Bashir”)

ICC-02/05-01/09-3 (2009)

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The Case of the Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir (“Omar Al Bashir”)

International Criminal Court
ICC-02/05-01/09-3 (2009)

Facts

Ongoing strife in Sudan, resulting in large-scale deaths within specific ethnic and tribal groups, led the United Nations Security Council to adopt Resolution 1593 regarding the “Darfur situation.” Resolution 1593 referred cases involving genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes to the prosecutor (plaintiff) of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Omar Al Bashir (defendant) served as Sudan’s head of state from 1989 to 2019. The prosecutor sought a warrant from the pre-trial chamber of the ICC to arrest Al Bashir based on Sudan’s crimes against the Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa groups in Darfur between 2003 and 2008.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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