Norway supports the International Criminal Court

On Feb. 4 The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, for atrocities against the population in Darfur. The arrest warrant is based on five counts of crime against humanity and two counts of war crimes in Darfur.  

“The arrest warrant for Sudan’s president Bashir is based on serious charges against a country’s head of state and it is the first time the ICC has issued an arrest warrant for a head of state, says Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

“Norway supports the work of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and was one of the countries behind the establishment of such an independent international court. It is important that we do not accept impunity for atrocities against the civilian population in war zones of this kind,” says Mr. Støre.

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