Over 300,000 people have died in Sudan's Darfur region, a place the size of France. 2 million more have fled their homes. In the first week of January, rebels and the government signed a pact ending their 21 year long civil war. Please join Human Rights Watch's HRW Young Advocates and Fordham Law TONIGHT for a panel discussion.
Genocide in Darfur: Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, and the U.S. Response
1/19/05 @ 6:30 pm
Fordham Law School
140 W 62nd Street, NYC
Bercault will give a history and slide presentation; Dicker and Rostow will discuss Sudan's moral, legal and political landscapes. CQ will be curious to hear how oil interests continue to effect the region. The panel's experts will also discuss the ICC, International Criminal Court.
139 countries have signed the ICC's 1998 Rome Statute treaty and 97 countries, including the European Union, have ratified it. The US rather joined Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Qatar, China and Israel in a 1998 vote against the document. In May 2002, Bush 'unsigned' the ICC treaty in a bid to protect his cabinet from the first international judicial body capable of trying people for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Please come to tonight's conference on Darfur.
Cribbed shots from Michael Kamber in the NYT: