Darfur Violence, 10 Years and Counting, Highlighted in Living Sudan Archive

From Enough blogs Mon Jan 7 2013, 12:50:06

As the 10-year anniversary of the Darfur crisis approaches, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is considering new arrest warrants for Sudanese officials most responsible for orchestrating crimes against civilians. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefed the U.N. Security Council and submitted a report [pdf] last month that highlights recent incidents that may constitute war crimes and "could be part of ongoing acts of genocide" for which the court has already issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and three of his affiliates.

"The words of the government of Sudan representatives, promising further peace initiatives, are undermined by actions on the ground that show an ongoing commitment to crimes against civilians as a solution to the government's problems in Darfur," Bensouda said.

Longtime Sudan specialist and Smith College professor Eric Reeves stresses the same conclusion, without having to conform to diplomatic pressures, in his extensive, recently released archive of state-sponsored violence across Sudan over the past five years.

The book-available in a free electronic format-compiles accounts of incidents, attacks, and trends that have garnered little public attention. Importantly, Reeves also delves deeper into events that did capture headlines, if fleetingly, to explain the implications that persisted even as media and diplomatic interest waned. In one example:

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