INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND BASHIR OF SUDAN

Posted on August 2, 2009

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FACEBOOK POSTED THIS NGO NEWS AFRICA ITEM. BELOW MY RESPONSE AND TWO OTHERS TO THE TIME OF THIS POSTING…

I wonder if the Ghanaian based human rights organization IMANI: CENTRE FOR POLICY AND EDUCATION-ADVANCING FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY -www.imanighana.com- is one of the indigenious African civil society organizations contributing to the statement. It has been strangely silent on the issue after President Mills was quoted “it is best for Africa” when supporting the A.U. and its decision to back Al-Bashir.

NGO News Africa Tell us what you think about sanctions on Sudan and the scrupulous arrest warrant on Omar Al-Bashir (President of Sudan). Your views are needed as indigenous African civil society organizations prepare to make a statement on it.

OMAR AL-BASHIR, PRESIDENT OF SUDAN

OMAR AL-BASHIR, PRESIDENT OF SUDAN

Christopher Scott

Ghana missed a golden  opportunity voting with the A.U. in condemning the court and supporting Al Bashir. Could you imagine President Mills of Ghana challenging President Obama on the U.S. position not to sign on to the I.C.C. Condemning the actions of Al Bashir and supporting the I.C.C., Ghana could truly have been a world leader in championing human rights.
I am not sure if the UN has enuff evidence of the case to warrant an order to apprehend Omar Al bashir…. Sometimes its best to let the people of the country decide on their leaders and the mode of leadership they wld need.. we have had disasters when other countries have involved /imposed themselves to provide solutions but have ended with more issues for the country….
For how long will the faith of Africa be decided by the western World. Someone Pls tell me why should some countries impose themselves on Africa in an attempt to provide a solution. I hope they will not come to vote inAfrica elections soon………..
MADin Ghana-sometimes I just don’t feel like I’m on the same page….who said anything about the court wanting to “provide a solution”mentioned in the last two responses.

INCIDENTALLY THE FRONT PAGE STORY OF THE LATEST EDITION OF THE NEW AFRICAN MAGAZINE DEALS DIRECTLY WITH THIS ISSUE.  IT’S ENTITLED ” ICC JUSTICE WHO’S NEXT? THE GREAT DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA CONTINUES
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