On Friday, December 12th, 2014, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, informed the UN Council she would be stopping the investigation into genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur. She cited lack of action by the UN Security Council and the international community in pursuing arrests related to indictments for these crimes as her reason.
She told the UN council in her twentieth briefing on Darfur:
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to appear before you and purport to be updating you when all I am doing is repeating the same things I have said over and over again.”
Referring to recent reports of mass rape in North Darfur, Bensouda said the allegations should:
“Shock this council into action.”
It has not.
UN Security Council, will anything shock you into action in Darfur?
Ask the Permanent Representatives to the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to fully support the ICC in its effort to bring to justice those indicted for crimes in Darfur
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