Al Bashir’s escape: South African government should be held accountable for flouting court orders

The willful non-compliance by the South African government of a high court order preventing the departure of Sudan President Omar Al Bahir is cause for grave concern for the rule of law in the country. FIDH, ACJPS and LHR were alarmed that despite the court order preventing his exit, Al Bashir – who was attending the African Union summit in South Africa – was able to leave without being arrested and transfered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

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