AUGUST 6, 2009: Parties Urged to Commit to ICC

Parties Urged to Commit to ICC
SOURCE: The Daily Nation (Kenya)
By: Dave Opiyo
Nairobi — More than 130 civil society and human rights groups across the continent have called upon African states that are parties to the International Criminal Court to reaffirm their commitment and their obligation to the court.

Their concern arises from last month's decision by the African Union that its member states "shall not cooperate" with the ICC in the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.

The ICC issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on March 4, this year, for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur...
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