Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on President Al-Bashir’s visit to Chad:
Based on the information we received, on 1 December President Omar Al-Bashir visited Chad.
The European Union and its Member States regret that Chad, a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), did not comply with its obligations under international law and as a State Party to the ICC and did not surrender President Al-Bashir to the Court.
The EU calls upon all Member States of the United Nations to abide by and implement the resolutions adopted by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, notably UNSCR 1593(2005).
The European Union remains a strong supporter of the ICC and is committed to enforcing international criminal law and to ending impunity.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Council of the European Union.