March 18, 2018

Archives for January 2010

Appeal in Bashir case to be decided next week

The ICC has just released the advisory below. I will be in The Hague next week and plan to break from drafting to attend. Quite independent from the Bashir case per se, this issue of the standard of proof for inference at the arrest warrant stage is important for all future ICC cases. I will try and […]

Anyone care about Chad?

I realise the advocacy focus today is on the Deputies meeting on Sudan, but while I’ve broken my blog-free commitment, let me take the opportunity to highlight a useful summary of unfolding events in Chad, following Chadian President Deby’s signal that he doesn’t want to UN to renew the mandate of the UN mission (MINURCAT) […]

26 aid organizations expelled (well – not exactly)

*UPDATE* – It seems the organizations “expelled” had not been operational in Sudan since 2008 anyway, so this is not the concern that the headline in the report below suggests in that no one currently serving the Darfur population has  been expelled at all.(NB – The Xinhua report claimed to have been a press release […]

Blog-free month

Hi everyone I’m entering into a blog-free month as I concentrate on book drafting. ln so doing I’ll miss all the commemorations (and commiserations) that have already begun around the fifth anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. At this time I find myself reflecting on my first trip to South Sudan in 2004, six months […]