July 21, 2013
by Blake Lynch
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 ...[read more]
December 31, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 31, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007, ignoring dissent from within his own administration. The bill allowed state, county and municipal offices to divest from companies that did business in or with Sudan, including firms that ...[read more]
December 26, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 26, 2007, six French aid workers were sentenced to eight years of hard labor after being convicted in a Chadian court for attempting to kidnap 103 African children. The six claimed that they were attempting to airlift orphaned children from the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur to ...[read more]
April 25, 2011
by Erin Bock
The Sudan National Elections Commission (NEC) announced on Sunday that an administrative referendum is set for July 1 for residents to determine whether Darfur should continue to be separated into three states or return to one region. State media indicated that a Republican Decree ordered the NEC ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 4, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese head of state Omar al-Bashir, charging him with seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but declining to charge him with genocide. The arrest warrant had been sought by ICC prosecutor ...[read more]
October 21, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Two Sudanese men suspected of committing war crimes related to the ongoing violence in the Darfur region of Sudan agreed earlier this week not to contest the charges during an upcoming International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmation hearing, marking the first waiver of its kind for the ICC. ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 13, 2006, President George W. Bush signed two bills into law separately imposing sanctions on North Korea and Sudan in light of the former's nuclear test and reports of continued atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region. The North Korea Nonproliferation Act of 2006PDF was designed to ...[read more]
June 16, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Two Sudanese men suspected of committing war crimes related to the ongoing violence in the Darfur region of Sudan surrendered Wednesday to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (Banda) and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (Jerbo) are suspected in connection with the ...[read more]
March 6, 2009
by Andrew Wood
J. Peter Pham: The decision of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week to issue a warrant of arrest for Sudan's President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including intentionally directing attacks on civilian populatio... ...[read more]
December 11, 2008
by Jake Oresick
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Wednesday asked the office of Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo for additional materials supporting its request for arrest warrants for rebel leaders in Sudan’s Darfur region. Pre-Trial Chamber I has given Moreno-Ocampo's office until ...[read more]

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