Last time it was South Africa. The refusal of a State Party of the Rome Statute to hand over a wanted individual sends a strong message about the Court’s credibility.
India hasn’t ratified the Rome Statute, but it had been urged to collaborate with international justice.
The Sudanese president rolls around like a hot potato. With his simple presence, Bashir is capable of highlighting problems and raising interesting questions about the agendas of different countries, regardless of their commitments to international treaties.
According to an interview in The Hindu, India is the second largest exporter to Sudan. During his visit, Bashir talked about major new projects and collaborations for the future. All of that would have fallen apart if India had arrested the president.
China isn’t keen on apprehending the Sudanese leader either. According to the same article, 31% of Sudan’s imports come from there.
There’s a seven-year-old tweet that can help us understand what, in fact, is an old truth and to find the answer to India’s failure to arrest Bashir:
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