The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant on the President of Sudan Mr.Omar-al-Bashir, for allegedly indulging in war crimes. However, Mr.Bashir has left the country not caring the court ruling over an international warrant to his arrest.
Mr.Bashir was in Johannesberg since yesterday, to participate in the African Summit (AU). Following his arrival, an International Criminal Court judge has appealed the South African government to arrest Mr.Bashir and Provide him before the international court. The International criminal court has also issued an official statement to arrest the Sudan President, not leaving any efforts to carry on the International warrant issued by the court.
The Pretoria High Court was due to decide, whether the President must be handed over to the International criminal Court over the crimes he was charged with. However, Mr.Bashir has left the country without waiting for the Court orders.
United Nations General Secretary, Mr.Ban Ki-Moon said that the International Court’s warrant must me implemented by the Countries who have signed up to the status of the court.
As a member of the ICC, South Africa must follow the orders of the court. But the country has failed in implementing the Court’s order drawing criticism from the United Nation. Sudan President, Omar-al-Bashir was alleged of committing war crimes by the UN. The International Organization alleged that because of Bashir, 3,00,000 people died and Millions of them have fled their homes after the start of Darfur Conflict in 2003, the BBC News reports.