Justice Update – Darfur case at last?

Government militias in Darfur, 2013 (VOA/Wikimedia commons)

It’s been 13 years since the International Criminal Court issued his arrest warrant , but suddenly there was news this week that Ali Kushayb, wanted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, had handed himself over to U.N. troops in the Central African Republic and was on his way to The Hague.

The day after his arrival at the ICC detention unit, we spoke with Amal Nassar of the Federation International des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) about the long wait for a Darfur case – the situation was originally referred to the court by the United Nations Security Council back in 2005 – and the possible hurdles faced by the prosecution who have been investigating Darfur crimes for decades, but were not able to investigate on the ground.