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Legitimacy of Global Court Questioned Over Sudan

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There is speculation that some, or all, of the 30 Arab and African countries who are state parties to the Rome Statute that created the ICC, may decide to pull out because of Sudan, threatening the virtual collapse of the world's key criminal court.


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Tom M (814)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 6:13 am
The Sudanese government seems to have the political support of several powerful regional and international organizations: the African Union, the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement, all of which collectively account for more than two-thirds of the U.N.'s 192 member states.

As a result, it is very unlikely that any country, particularly Arab or African, will follow up the ICC warrant by arresting al-Bashir if he lands on their soil.

The Sudanese president is expected to defy the ICC warrant by attending an upcoming summit meeting in Qatar (which incidentally is not a state party to the ICC).
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