Historic Resolution, one step toward Justice
The historic resolution number 1593 of the Security Council - to refer the crimes committed in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC) - is a huge step to bring justice to victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.
The resolution gives the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authority to investigate and prosecute serious crimes committed in Darfur. As Sudan is not a party to the treaty establishing the court, a referral from the Security Council is the only way for the court to have jurisdiction over the crimes. The resolution was passed with eleven votes in favor, and four abstentions, including the United States.
Darfur Center for Human Rights & Development calls on all governments and all parties to the conflict in the Sudan to fully cooperate with the ICC in its important and complex task.
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