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ICC seeking UN help in Bashir genocide prosecution
March 10, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday requested assistance from the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the forced extradition of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing charges of genocide in connection with the Darfur conflict. In asking the UNSC to take "necessary measures" to force....... [more]

UN SG condemns expulsion of UN officials by Sudan government
December 27, 2014
The United Nations Secretary-General on Friday condemned a decision by the Sudanese government to remove two senior UN officials from the country. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement which included remarks stating that the sanctioning of UN officials by the Sudanese government was "un....... [more]

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur investigation
December 15, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Friday that her office is dropping its investigation into the situation in Darfur. According to Bensouda, there has been no substantial progress in the investigation into President Omar Al Bashir and his....... [more]

Sudan asks UN to close human rights office in Khartoum
November 27, 2014
The Sudanese government has made a formal request to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close their human rights office in Khartoum following accusations of worrying abuses and violations by their peacekeepers. This request is believed to stem from the strained relationsh....... [more]

ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur
June 18, 2014
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur and bring perpetrators to justice. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in Darfur....... [more]

Rights groups call for arrest of Sudan president
March 5, 2014
More than 30 human rights and civil society organizations on Tuesday called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of his indictment on five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, torture, rape, extermination, and forcible transfer). In the open l....... [more]

ICC prosecutor: Darfur attacks may constitute war crimes
July 21, 2013
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes. A recent attack left seven UN peacekeepers from Tanzania dead and another 17 military and police personnel of the African Union/UN H....... [more]

UN calls for improved human rights in Sudan
June 23, 2013
UN Independent Expert on human rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, said Friday after his third visit to Sudan that the human rights situation in the country has undergone positive improvements, but expressed his concern about the ongoing hostilities in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan Sta....... [more]

ICC chief prosecutor 'disappionted' in lack of UN action on Darfur
June 6, 2013
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday expressed frustration and disappointment over the situation in Darfur. Presenting the ICC's briefing to the UN Security Council, Fatou Bensouda characterized the situation as having "gone from bad to worse," citing the fac....... [more]

ICC suspect seen at new Sudan crime scenes: HRW
June 3, 2013
Ali Kosheib, former militia leader turned officer of the Sudan Central Reserve Police, was spotted in an attack against Salamat communities in Central Darfur in April, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. Kosheib, also known as Ali Mohammed Ali, faces a 2007 arrest warrant from the Inter....... [more]

ICC reported Sudan to the UN
May 26, 2013
On May 26, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) reported Sudan to the UN Security Council for its noncooperation in pursuit of alleged war criminals Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb, who were wanted for 51 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Because Sudan was not a permanent member....... [more]


    Sudan Emergency [UN OCHA]

    Darfur FAQ [BBC]

    Darfur Timeline [CBC]

    Darfur Emergency [US DOS]

    Darfur Peace Agreement [US DOS]

    Darfur Situation [ICC]

    Darfur [Human Rights Watch]

    Chad/Darfur Emergency [UNHCR]

    Save Darfur [advocacy]

    Protect Darfur [advocacy]

    Darfur Genocide [advocacy]

    Darfur [Wikipedia]

    Darfur Conflict [Wikipedia]