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UN should refer Sudan war crimes investigation to ICC, Amnesty urges

[JURIST] Human rights group Amnesty International [advocacy website] Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court [official website] at The Hague. The group argued that the UN must allow the ICC to investigate war crimes violations in Sudan to remain consistent with its previous warnings to the Sudanese government. An international commission is investigating human rights violations [JURIST report] and possible genocide in Sudan and is expected to present its findings to the Security Council on Jan. 25. Read an Amnesty press release, as well as the group's full report [text] on Sudan. SAPA has more.

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