Daily Court Reporter - News John Hagan, American Bar Foundation scholar, reacts to decision of the International Criminal Court to possibly expand charges against Sudanese President al-Bashir to include genocide in Darfur
John Hagan, American Bar Foundation scholar, reacts to decision of the International Criminal Court to possibly expand charges against Sudanese President al-Bashir to include genocide in Darfur
(Chicago, IL) Responding to a recent decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directing the Pre-Trial Chamber to consider expanding the arrest warrant issued to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to include genocide, American Bar Foundation sociologist John Hagan said “The decision of the appeals panel of the International Criminal Court that judges previously erred in refusing to indict Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is important because it acknowledges evidence amassed over more than five years that the atrocities in Darfur have claimed two to four hundred thousand lives and displaced two to three million people to camps where they remain or die from continuing health problems.” He added, “The latter health problems are intensified by President al-Bashir’s government harassment and removal of aid groups from Darfur. The ICC appeals panel has confronted the reality of the still mounting evidence of genocide.”
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Date Published: February 15, 2010