ICC asks Malawi why it failed to arrest Sudan's al-Bashir

 

The International Criminal Court buildings

The African country of Malawi has been asked by the International Criminal Court or the ICC to explain why it did not arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during his visit last week.

The Sudanese president was in Malawi to attend a regional trade bloc summit along with other African leaders.

Malawi is a signatory to the Court and is therefore obligated to arrest Mr Bashir, against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for genocide and war crimes committed in Sudan's Darfur region.

Malawi now has until 11 November to submit its observations to the ICC on this visit.

Aditya Mehta spoke to ICC Spokesperson Fadi El Abdallah on what the next steps are

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