Justice Update

Justice Update: Is Sudan’s Bashir ICC-bound?

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, listens to a speech during the opening of the 20th session of The New Partnership for Africa’s Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 31, 2009.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released – DefenseImagery.mil

This week it appeared that ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir might be transferred to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity and genocide for his army’s crackdown in Darfur.
Janet and Stephanie talk through the latest developments.

And Stephanie spoke to Human Rights Watch director Ken Roth who was in Khartoum this week and met with civil and military government officials. In fact she caught him just as he left a meeting with the head of Sudan’s ruling council General Berhan who pledged full cooperation with the ICC. But questions remain about what such cooperation would look like.