Al-Bashir Case: ICC Appeals Chamber to Hear Submissions on Legal Matters

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold five days of hearings, from 10 to 14 September 2018, in relation to the appeal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan against the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II on the non-compliance by Jordan with the request by the Court for the arrest and surrender of Mr Omar Al-Bashir.

The Appeals Chamber will receive oral submissions on legal matters raised in this appeal from representatives of Jordan, the ICC Prosecutor, and amici curiae including representatives of the African Union, the League of Arab States and international law professors.

Revised order on the conduct of the hearing before the Appeals Chamber in the Jordan Referral.


The situation in Darfur, Sudan, was referred to the Court by the United Nations Security Council in its resolution 1593 of 31 March 2005.

The Prosecutor opened an investigation in June 2005.

On 4 March 2009 and 12 July 2010, respectively, the ICC issued two arrest warrants against Mr Omar Al-Bashir for five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape), two counts of war crimes (intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities, and pillaging), and three counts of genocide allegedly committed against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups in Darfur, Sudan, from 2003 to 2008.


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