Darfur Arrest Warrants

The ICC issued arrest warrants today for Ahmad Muhammad Harun, former Minister of State for the Interior Government of Sudan and currently Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs, and Ali Muhammad Al Abd-Al Rahman, a leader of the Militia/Janjaweed.

The entire press release is available here.

According to the press release:

The warrant of arrest for Ahmad Muhammad Harun lists 42 counts on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility (articles 25(3)(b) and 25(3)(d) of the Rome Statute) including:

  • Twenty counts of crimes against humanity (murder – articles 7(1)(a) and 25(3)(d); persecution – articles 7(1)(h) and 25(3)(d); forcible transfer of population – articles 7(1)(d) and 25(3)(d); rape – articles 7(1)(g) and 25(3)(d); inhumane acts – articles 7(1)(k) and 25(3)(d)); imprisonment or severe deprivation of liberty – articles 7(1)(e) and 25(3)(d); and torture – articles 7(1)(f)) and 25(3)(d); and
  • Twenty-two counts of war crimes (murder – articles 8(2)(c)(i) and 25(3)(d); attacks against the civilian population – articles 8(2)(e)(i) and 25(3)(d); destruction of property – articles 8(2)(e)(xii) and 25(3)(d); rape – articles 8(2)(e)(vi) and 25(3)(d); pillaging (articles 8(2)(e)(v) and 25(3)(d); and outrage upon personal dignity – articles 8(2)(c)(ii) and 25(3)(d)).

The warrant of arrest for Ali Kushayb lists 50 counts on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility (article 25(3)(a) and 25 (3)(d) of the Rome Statute) including:

  • Twenty-two counts of crimes against humanity (murder – article 7(1)(a); deportation or forcible transfer of population – article 7(1)(d); imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law – article 7(1)(e); tortures – article 7(1)(f); persecution – article 7(1)(h); inhumane acts of inflicting serious bodily injury and suffering – article 7(1)(k)).
  • Twenty-eight counts of war crimes (violence to life and person – article 8(2)(c)(i); outrage upon personal dignity in particular humiliating and degrading treatment – article 8(2)( c)(ii); intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population – article 8(2)(e)(i); pillaging – article 8(2)(e)(v); rape – article 8(2)(e)(vi); destroying or seizing the property – article 8(2)(e)(xii)).

Here is the Ahmad Harun Warrant.

Here is the Ali Kushayb Warrant.

Hat Tip to Andrew Solomon.