JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Friday, June 08, 2012

ICC prosecutor decried Sudan president's 'continued crimes against humanity'
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On June 8, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo issued a statement accusing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of continued crimes against humanity in Darfur. Ocampo detailed Bashir's crimes, which included genocide, halting dissemination of information about displaced victims and threatening the international community with retaliation. In his statement, Ocampo solicited help from the international community, specifically the UN Security Council (UNSC), to "stop the crimes in Darfur." The ICC previously issued an arrest warrant for Bashir in July 2010 on charges of genocide. The ICC has subsequently urged several countries, including Kenya and Djibouti, to arrest Bashir during his visits there. Though Kenya issued an arrest warrant for Bashir in November 2011, he has yet to be placed into custody.

International Criminal Court

Learn more about the ICC, Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Omar al-Bashir from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


 Israel and Jordan sign peace accord
October 26, 2016

 Margaret Sanger arrested for distributing birth control information
October 26, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org