Sojourner's Place joins with other bloggers on the 27th day of each month in denunciation of human rights violations across the world, and particularly Darfur. As part of the Am I Not Human? campaign, information and tools are provided throughout the blogosphere to bring to the forefront the atrocities that continue to occur in our world.
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The crisis in Darfur continues. Yet, we continue to hear little if anything about it in mainstream media. We are thankful, however, that the United Nations recognizes the need to continue efforts to bring peace, justice, and a cessation of human rights violations occurring in Darfur.
Senior UN, African Union Officials Outline Worsening Situation in Darfur
|On Monday of this week, September 22, top UN and African Union officials met in New York to review the political, security and humanitarian situation in Darfur. Included in their deliberations were the ongoing efforts to deploy a joint peacekeeping mission to the war-torn Sudanese region. Held at UN Headquarters, focus was also brought on the recent decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Read more here.|
The Role of the UN Security Council in the Darfur Investigation
September 19, 2008 United Nations Press Conference: There would be “no peace without justice in Darfur”, and any delay by the International Criminal Court in prosecuting the President of the Sudan would be devastating to the peace process in the region, Sudanese opposition Member of Parliament Salih Mahmoud Osman said at a Headquarters press conference. The press conference, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, was held jointly by Mr. Osman; Richard Dicker, Director of the International Justice Programme at Human Rights Watch; Osman Hummaida, a Sudanese human rights researcher and campaigner; and William Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. It was held prior to the general debate of the sixty-third General Assembly session to provide more information on the implications of an Article 16 deferral of the President’s possible prosecution by the International Criminal Court. Read more here.
Secretary-General Welcomes Establishment of Ministerial Committee on Darfur
September 12, 2008: The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes and supports the establishment of the Ministerial Committee on Darfur under the joint chairmanship of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Amr Moussa, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping, which will carry out its work in close collaboration with the African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator, Djibril Bassolé.
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