UPDATE ~ Annan asks Security Council for Darfur resolution

[JURIST] Updating a JURIST report from earlier today, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Monday urged the Security Council in a closed-door emergency session to pass a resolution to end what he called "appalling" crimes in Sudan's Darfur region and called for sanctions against those preventing peace in the troubled area. He praised existing humanitarian and security measures, but criticized them for not going far enough. BBC News has more; the UN News Center offers further coverage. Read Annan's statement to the press after the meeting [UN press release]. JURIST's Paper Chase has archived news on the Darfur crisis.

 

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