Atrocity Crimes and the Search for Justice in Sudan: Why ICC Must Not Relent

James E. Archibong
2021 Scholars International Journal of Law Crime and Justice  
In 2003, Sudan joined the ignoble league of States disparaged for monstrous crimes against their citizens. The administration of Omar al-Bashir quickly garnered notoriety for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against the people of Darfur. Upon a UN Security Council referral, the International Criminal Court (ICC) made a futile attempt to arrest five persons most responsible for the atrocities. Following the fall of al-Bashir in 2019, there has been renewed zeal to
more » ... re accountability for perpetrators and justice for the victims of those crimes. The Sovereign Council, Bashir"s successor, has so far failed to deliver on this, despite promises. The UN Security Council has so failed to render any assistance to secure their arrest. Hope for accountability and justice now rests on the implementation of ICC"s subsisting indictments and warrant of arrest and it cannot afford to fail.
doi:10.36348/sijlcj.2021.v04i03.003 fatcat:3tfjirbr7nbc5ekkix7f7wabja