UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Friday that she had shelved an investigation into war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region for lack of action by the United Nations Security Council to push for arrests.
The Hague-based court indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2009 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. It has also charged Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein, former Interior Minister Ahmed Haroun and Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Kenya defended its involvement with the International Criminal Court on Thursday as prosecutors seek to have the country held accountable by the court’s member states for failing to cooperate on an investigation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Prosecutors last week dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta, who was accused of orchestrating a wave of deadly violence after Kenya’s 2007 elections, due to a lack of evidence.