All eyes on UN after ICC reports Jordan for failing to detain Al-Bashir

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has reported Jordan to the United Nations Security Council for not arresting Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir when he visited the kingdom.

The ICC is going a step further than it did against South Africa for failing to meet its obligations under the Rome Statute, reports EWN's JJ Cornish.

What is the UN Security Council going to do? In the past, six countries have been reported for not arresting Omar al-Bashir or honouring heir commitments under the Rome treaty.

JJ Cornish, EWN's Africa correspondent

What will they do with Jordan?

JJ Cornish, EWN's Africa correspondent

Al-Bashir visited Jordan last March for an Arab league summit.

Al-Bashir is wanted on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Jordan made no attempt to detain the Sudanese leader, neither did South African authorities when he attended an AU summit in 2015.

Listen to the EWN update:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : All eyes on UN after ICC reports Jordan for failing to detain Al-Bashir


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