Today, United to End Genocide joined 40 other organizations in demanding greater action by the UN Security Council to bring Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and three other Sudanese leaders, Ahmed Haroun, Ali Kushayb and Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to justice for their heinous crimes committed in Darfur.
Lack of action by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members, lack of cooperation by ICC members, and a lack of support by many others in the international community, including the African Union, have permitted this continued impunity at great cost to the victims of these crimes and the people of Sudan.
For this reason, we urge the member states of the UNSC to ensure that UNSC resolution 1593 is fully implemented by insisting that states cooperate with the ICC and by responding to incidents of non-cooperation by states parties to the Rome Statute and other states when they occur.
The Security Council must make it clear to President Bashir and the other fugitives of justice that impunity for such serious crimes is not an option. Justice for the victims of Darfur and accountability for the alleged perpetrators is the only way to bring about a lasting peace to the people of Sudan.
Read the full letter and list of signers below: