Sunday, July 12, 2009

Update on African Cooperation with the International Criminal Court

Last week, the members of the African Union (AU) agreed not cooperate with an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes.  Now, the African Union High Level Panel on Dafur, led by South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has come to the opposite conclusion, recommending that the AU cooperate with the ICC.  Although some African leaders have argued that the ICC investigation of Bashir will hinder the peace process, the panel urges the AU to cooperate with international courts and allow Bashir to face the charges against him.

(cgb)

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