Sudan expected to announce war crimes tribunal in 2-3 months

[JURIST] A senior Sudanese official said Saturday that a tribunal to try people accused of war crimes in Darfur [BBC backgrounder] could be announced in 2-3 months. Sudan rejected the UN Security Council's recommendation [JURIST report] earlier this year to refer the trials to the International Criminal Court [official website] in The Hague. The Khartoum government is accused of arming militias and deploying them against refugees in the area, resulting in the deaths of over 180,000 people. Reuters has more.

 

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