War Crimes Suspect Visits Kenya

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide in western Sudan’s Darfur region, joined the ranks of African leaders in attendance at a ceremony to mark the signing of a new constitution in Kenya.

Kenya, a signatory to the criminal court treaty, is obliged to arrest al-Bashir and hand him over to the court in The Hague.

They didn’t.

Al-Bashir has travelled to several countries since the warrant was issued, including a recent trip to Chad.

They didn’t arrest him either.

If international war crimes suspects are allowed to wander freely around the world without worrying about being arrested, what chance will we ever have of bringing such criminals to justice?

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2 Responses to War Crimes Suspect Visits Kenya

  1. Gollum says:

    I’m not surprised African nations do not want to hand over African war crimes suspects to the court in the Hague. They see it as a court which is only interested in prosecuting non-white people.
    When we see people like Bush or Blair in the Hague, then we can expect to see more cooperation from African nations.

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