Darfur Letter to UNSC

concerning peace and justice after 10 long years

Posted by OBS Team on March 31st, 2015

Today we join 78 other organizations and experts in calling for the United Nations Security Council to recommit to peace and justice in Sudan by enforcing outstanding international arrest warrants for Sudanese war criminals. 

Ten years ago today, on March 31, 2005, the United Nations Security Council determined that the violence in Darfur constituted a threat to international peace and security and adopted Resolution 1593, which referred the case of Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Years of investigations into alleged Sudanese government war crimes in Darfur has led to multiple arrest warrants and a slew of charges against Sudanese government officials. 

To date and after ten long years, not a single arrest has been made despite multiple opportunities to do so.

History teaches us that a climate of impunity only leads to more impunity. Ongoing Sudanese government war crimes in Sudan have spread to the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile over the past few years. Implementing ICC arrest warrants against known Sudanese war criminals can begin breaking the cycle of impunity that is destroying communities across Sudan.


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