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Indicting Bashir: Sudan & the International Criminal Court

Friday, March 6, 2009 (All day)

Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Speakers: H.E. Omer M.A. Siddig, Ambassador of Sudan to the UK , Julie Flint , Independent Sudan analyst  and  Sara Pantuliano, Programme Leader, ODI


Venue: Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Road, London SE1 7JD


RSVP: RSVP essential: ras_research@soas.ac.uk 


Tomorrow (4 March), the International Criminal Court (ICC) will announce whether or not it will prosecute Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes in Darfur. This could be the Court’s most controversial decision to date and has reinvigorated debates about peace and justice worldwide. While the decision could pave the way for reform in Sudan, the Government does not accept the court’s jurisdiction and any decision could deepen divisions. The end result could be increased violence in a volatile region, compromising a fragile peace in southern Sudan and the Three Areas.

At this event, co-hosted by ODI and the Royal African Society, H.E. Omer Siddig, Ambassador of Sudan to the UK, will give his thoughts on the ICC decision and possible repercussions in the country. Julie Flint and Sara Pantuliano, both seasoned Sudan experts, will provide responses focusing on Darfur and North/South issues respectively.

Please visit www.royalafricansociety.org for updates, or call 020 3073 8337 for information.

For directions visit www.odi.org.uk/about/contact-directions.asp

Hosted by the Overseas Development Institute and the Royal African Society