Darfur, ICC, and fear

by | Jul 15, 2008 | Uncategorized

I having watching with interest some of the discussions recently around Darfur and how the president of Sudan has now officially been charged now by the ICC (International Criminal Court).  Part of me reacted by saying “Finally!”, but another part did wonder what impact this would have on those who are working within Sudan.  I remember the camps well, the suffering that has only gotten worse, and I remember how incredibly difficult the government made life for those trying to work there.  Where I am glad that perhaps someone will be held accountable for the atrocities that the ICC is one of the more effective international justice mechanisms around, but I do have to admit that when things like Darfur happen, it is rarely one person who is responsible.  Also I fear for those who are at work in Darfur and the rest of Sudan.  Backlash is inevitable, in small and large ways.  The UN is pulling out all non-essential workers, things are happening.  Keep watch, get active, and pray

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