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UN probe into possible Darfur genocide begins

[JURIST] A UN-appointed commission of inquiry has begun its work to determine whether acts of genocide have occurred in Sudan's Darfur region. The five-member commission was established by Secretary-General Kofi Annan under Security Council Resolution 1564 to "investigate reports of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law in Darfur by all parties, to determine also whether or not acts of genocide have occurred and to identify the perpetrators of such violations with a view to ensuring that those responsible are held accountable." The commission members will be in Sudan until November 21 and will have three months to report back to Annan on the situation in Sudan. The UN News Service has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage on Sudan.

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