Posted by: africanpressorganization | 27 June 2011

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union following the ICC decision concerning the arrest warrants for Muammar Abu Minya Gaddafi, Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al Sanousi


 

 

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union following the ICC decision concerning the arrest warrants for Muammar Abu Minya Gaddafi, Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al Sanousi

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 27, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union has taken note of the decision of the International Criminal Court’s

Pre-Trial Chamber I on 27 June to issue an arrest warrant against Muammar Abu Minya

Gaddafi, Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al Sanousi in connection with alleged crimes

against humanity in Libya.

The European Union fully supports the International Criminal Court, which plays a key

role in the promotion of international justice. The International Criminal Court is an

essential mean of promoting respect for international humanitarian law and human rights,

thus contributing to security, justice and the rule of law as well as contributing to the

preservation of peace and the strengthening of international security.

The EU recalls the fundamental principle contained in the Rome Statute of the

International Criminal Court that the most serious crimes of concern to the international

community as a whole must not go unpunished. Putting an end to impunity for the

perpetrators of theses crimes contributes to the prevention of such crimes.

The EU calls for full co-operation with the International Criminal Court and underscores

that the International Criminal Court’s investigation in Libya is an independent judicial

process which must be fully respected.

 

 

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European Union


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