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ICC prosecutor criticises Security Council inaction regarding Darfur

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has criticised the inaction of the UN Security Council (UNSC) regarding the situation in Darfur.

"Sadly, my office's countless appeals to you for action to address the persistent failure of Sudan to comply with its international obligations have not been heeded," said Bensouda, adding that the UNSC has been "equally consistent in its conspicuous silence over Sudan's non-compliance with its resolutions."

Presenting her twenty-third report to the UNSC on the situation in Darfur, the prosecutor stressed that such inaction by the Council has emboldened the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir to continue traveling across international borders despite the fact that two arrest warrants have been issued against him by the ICC.

"The Council cannot and must not remain silent and non-responsive on such judicial findings which are, after all, inherently linked to the resolution referring the situation of Darfur to my Office," she stressed.

 

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