Ali Kushayb Arrest: One Step Closer to Justice for Darfur

REDRESS welcomes the recent news that Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) is in the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after surrendering himself voluntarily in the Central African Republic.

Ali Kushayb is the subject of an ICC arrest warrant dated on 27 April 2007, charged with 50 counts of crimes carried out in Darfur, including twenty-two counts of crimes against humanity and twenty-eight counts of war crimes.

REDRESS commends the work of the ICC in securing Ali Kushayb’s arrest. Priorities now include ensuring the rights of victims in the subsequent trial proceedings, particularly their right to reparations, as set out in REDRESS’s 2019 report No Time To Wait:Realising Reparations for Victims before the International Criminal Court (available in English and French).

For more information about the ICC and Darfur, see REDRESS’s June 2019 joint statement as part of the Victims’ Rights Working Group, and REDRESS’s 2007 publication, Accountability and Justice for International Crimes in Sudan – A Guide on the Role of the International Criminal Court (available in English and Arabic).

For more information or to request an interview, please contact: Eva Sanchis, REDRESS Communications Director at [email protected] or +44 (0) 7857 110076.

Photo credit: UN Photo by Albert González Farran.