Thursday, March 5, 2009

A warrant it out for Al Bashir's arrest

After about a year, the prosecutors in the case finally got a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir. This is a powerful message that the international community will not sit back as leaders commit or allow crimes against humanity to be commited to their people.

There are several legal issues, including whether or not Al Bashir can be arrested. According to Sudan's law, a head of state has immunity from criminal prosecution during his term. That said, nothing in Sudan's law or international law has recognized immunity for crimes against humanity.

This is definately a case I will continue to follow.

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