If representatives of Sudan’s government are allowed at the National Prayer Breakfast, any prayers for peace for the people of Darfur will surely fall on deaf ears.
Even measured against a long history of abuse, Sudan’s recent actions led by President Omar al-Bashir are dangerous warning signs.
The failure of peacekeepers to report evidence of crimes in Darfur must be put in context with the more pressing problem – people are still dying in Darfur.
Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court and Stephen J. Rapp, US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, headline Darfur conference.
The UN must ensure that UNAMID has the focus, resources, capacity, and will to deliver and report on its core mandate to protect civilians in Darfur.
18 years ago, the International Criminal Court was founded to deal with war criminals, yet Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir remains free. #JusticeMatters
What amount of suffering should Darfur’s victims endure for the UN Security Council to act decisively on the situation in Darfur?
With the wars in both Sudan and South Sudan escalating, the United States needs to enhance its efforts in the areas of accountability and consequences, diplomacy and peacemaking, democracy building, and aiding and protecting the most vulnerable.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur has withheld evidence about Sudan's involvement in serious crimes. An immediate investigation is needed.
Since February 28, a new wave of bloody attacks has been unleashed against civilians in Darfur. The silence from the international community is deafening.