ICC prosecutor stopping Darfur investigations

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has told the U.N. Security Council she is stopping her investigations in Sudan’s chaotic Darfur region for now because no one has been brought to justice in a decade and the council has done little or nothing to help.

Fatou Bensouda told the council Friday that Darfur’s situation is deteriorating and the brutality of crimes is increasing, but there have been no discussions with the council for “concrete solutions.” She demanded a new approach.

Darfur was the council’s first referral to the ICC, which is seen as a court of last resort.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted for war crimes in Darfur but remains at large despite an arrest warrant. He refuses to recognize the court’s authority.

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