Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 March 2009

International Criminal Court arrest warrant for President Al-Bashir / Secretary-General’s Statement

 

 


 

 

 

International Criminal Court arrest warrant for President Al-Bashir
/ Secretary-General’s Statement

 

NEW YORK, March 5, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

 

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the ICC arrest warrant for President Al-Bashir.

 

The International Criminal Court has today issued a warrant for the arrest of President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan, for his alleged responsibility for crimes committed in Darfur.

 

The Secretary-General recognizes the authority of the International Criminal Court as an independent judicial institution.

 

The Secretary-General trusts that the Government of Sudan will address the issues of peace and justice in a manner consistent with Security Council resolution 1593 (2005).  The United Nations will continue to conduct its vital peacekeeping, humanitarian, human rights and development operations and activities in Sudan.  The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Sudan to continue to cooperate fully with all United Nations entities and their implementing partners, while fulfilling its obligation to ensure the safety and security of the civilian population, United Nations personnel and property, and that of its implementing partners.

 

The Secretary-General calls on all parties to work in good faith towards a political solution to end the conflict in Darfur. He also calls on the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to recommit themselves to the full and timely implementation of the Agreement, which remains the basis for long-term peace and security in Sudan.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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