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Sudan rejects pending UN resolution on war crimes prosecutions

[JURIST] Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail [official website] said Sunday that Sudan would reject any UN resolution calling for the prosecution of Sudanese nationals suspected of war crimes in a court abroad. The UN Security Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a French draft resolution that would send those charged with war crimes in the Darfur region to the International Criminal Court [official website]. European nations support that venue, but the US has proposed a new UN-African Union tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania. The UN has meanwhile approved the dispatch of 10,000 troops to perform peacekeeping activities in the region [UN press release]. The Sudan Tribune has more.

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