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Human Rights Chief Urges U.N. to Act Quickly on Sudan

The United Nations’ top human rights official said Wednesday that any delay in prosecuting war crimes from the conflicted Darfur region of Sudan would risk lives and end the hope of forging eventual peace, a statement that intensified pressure on the United States to put aside its opposition to the International Criminal Court. Louise Arbour, the high commissioner for human rights, told the Security Council that a United Nations commission report last month on mass violence in Darfur had made a “very compelling case” for referral of atrocities there to the international court in The Hague. She urged the Council to act speedily.Full Story

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