FIDH and SOAT welcome Security Council’s determination to recall Sudan to its international obligations

FIDH and SOAT welcome the Security Council’s Presidential Statement issued today following the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s report on Sudan’s persistent failure to cooperate with the ICC.

Recalling its Resolution 1593 (2005), the Security Council urged the Government of Sudan and all other parties to the conflict in Darfur to cooperate fully with the Court, in order to put an end to impunity for the crimes committed in Darfur.

Following the ICC Prosecutor’s latest report, submitted on 5 June 2008, FIDH and SOAT had called upon the Security Council to issue a public reaction to recall Sudan’s obligations under Resolution 1593 [1].

« This is indeed a positive development, considering in particular the six months of silence since the Prosecutor’s first report denouncing lack of cooperation, submitted in December 2007. Our organisations call on Sudan to fulfil its obligations, in particular to arrest and transfer the suspects Ahmed Harun and Ali Kushayb to the ICC », said Souhayr Belhassen, President of FIDH.

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