Bringing Power to Justice: Absence of immunity for heads of state before the International Criminal Court
This paper analyses the absence of immunity for heads of state before the International Criminal Court and discusses its consequences on the execution of the Court’s requests for surrender or assistance. In particular, it considers the legal framework of the recent refusal of states parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to arrest and surrender President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan.
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- South Sudan: Further information: Fate and whereabouts of two men unknown: Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri
- Philippines: Martial law must not facilitate human rights violations