Rome Statute Must Be Ratified: NUP

2019-12-15 16:21:30.840 | view 110 | share : |

Khartoum, Dec. 15 (SUNA) – The leader of the Umma Party, Saddiq Al-Mahdi, stressed that the new regime in Sudan shall approve the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), adding that this does not mean trial before it.
Addressing the national symposium on the national peace building project, organized by the External Relations Committee of the Umma Party, Al-Mahdi pointed out Sudan has no laws to prosecute genocide and war crimes, saying that these laws are with the International Criminal Court.
He stressed that the Rome Statute must be done before a decision to extradite the accused persons.
Al-Mahdi emphasized that there should be a decisive change in the American position on Sudan by removing its name from the terrorism list, because the continuation of this situation prevents others from financial and economic dealings with Sudan and opens the door for black market transactions.
He said that the United States must realize the importance of speeding up and recognizing that the situation in Sudan has changed and that any delay in this is hindering the transitional period.
He explained that according to climate justice the Umma Party is considering a Sudan Green Project to absorb carbon dioxide, calling on countries to help Sudan achieve this objective.