November 19, 2017

ICC Requests Cooperation

ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES TO THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

(Read below a previous message from H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann)

Message sent on behalf of the President of the Assembly of States Parties, H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann

Further to my earlier message about the possible presence of the President of Sudan, Mr. Omar Al-Bashir, at the 68th regular session of the General Assembly of United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York, I would like to remind States Parties and other stakeholders of resolution ICC-ASP/11/Res.5 on cooperation:

In this resolution, “[n]oting that contacts with persons in respect of whom an arrest warrant issued by the Court is outstanding should be avoided when such contacts undermine the objectives of the Rome Statute,” States reaffirmed the importance of timely and effective cooperation with the Court.

I urge States Parties and other stakeholders to abide by this principle during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly.

Best regards,

Tiina Intelmann

President of the Assembly of States Parties

Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties

International Criminal Court

The Hague

the Netherlands

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ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES TO THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COUR

Message sent on behalf of the President of the Assembly of States Parties, H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann

It has come to the knowledge of my office that the President of the Sudan, Mr.Omar Al-Bashir, has requested a U.S. visa for participation in the General Debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Two warrants of arrest by the International Criminal Court are outstanding against Mr. Omar Al-Bashir.

In this context, I would like to remind States Parties on whose territory the indictee might appear while in transit of their obligation to arrest and surrender Mr.Omar Al-Bashir to the ICC.

I would further like to draw attention to the fact that the United Nations Security Council, in its Resolution 1593 (2005), while referring the situation in Darfur to the Court, urges all States and concerned regional and other international organizations to cooperate fully with the Court.

Best regards,

Tiina Intelmann

President of the Assembly of States Parties

 

 

 

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