UN imposes sanctions over Darfur

March 30th, 2005  

Topic: UN imposes sanctions over Darfur


Finally .............Too late i would say But still at least they woke up to it ............. Now comes the problem of Procecuting the War Criminals ........... France Introcudeced a Seperate resoluction for the Criminals to be tries in the International Criminal Court(ICC) ............. but it's Highly Lickely that US will Veto it ............. as they fear that Similar trials could be held against their Solders involved in war crimes............ All the countries are really protective when it comes to their Solders which go under the Blue halmet .......... and Crimes commited Under the Blue helmet have long been overlooked due to the Apathy of a few countries such as this ......... I still think the Guilty Should be Tried in the Court ( and ICC is the Only Court that Comes to my Mind to do that ) and Sentenced for their Crimes which might never happen due to this political agenda ...

UN has Also Approved a PeaceKeping Force of more than 10,000 troops .

Source: BBC News

The UN Security Council has voted to apply sanctions on those who commit atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region.

The US-drafted resolution, which passed 12-0 with abstentions from Russia, China and Algeria, is also aimed at strengthening an arms embargo on Sudan.

A travel ban and an asset freeze will be imposed on those who hamper the peace process in Darfur.

Later, France is due to press for a separate vote to have Darfur war crime suspects tried in The Hague.

But the US strongly opposes the new International Criminal Court, and there are fears it might decide to veto the resolution sponsored by France - a controversial move that might prove politically damaging.


The US resolution passed on Tuesday entails that Sudanese authorities must inform the Security Council if they intend to

send military equipment to Darfur.

British MPs have criticised previous death toll estimates for the war-torn region.

They decried the international response to the genocide as "scandalously ineffective", and warned that the death toll might reach 400,000 - five times more than previously estimated by the World Health Organization.

"We are pleased that 12 members of the council voted to adopt this resolution," said US envoy Stuart Holliday.

"We hope it will put the appropriate pressure on all the parties to the Darfur conflict to end this tragic chapter."


But Sudan's ambassador to the UN, Elfatih Mohammed Erwa, fiercely criticised the sanctions and accused the US Congress of ignoring or not understanding Sudan's history and culture.

"We don't like the council to take a series of resolutions that are not wise and might make this situation worse," he said.

The sanctions are due to come into effect in 30 days to allow a Security Council committee to draft a list of offenders.

Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously approved to deploy some 10,000 peacekeepers to southern Sudan, where peace appears to have been largely restored.

The soldiers will monitor January's peace deal ending a 21-year civil war between Khartoum and southern rebels in which some two million people are estimated to have died.
March 30th, 2005  
A Can of Man
I can't wait to see the headline:
UN declare the Dinosaurs extinct. Official burials start next year.
March 30th, 2005  
Can't people see that the UN is going the way of its predecessors the League of Nations and the dodo? Why don't they do something about the ineptidy of this organization.
March 31st, 2005  
Hmmmm.... Wonder If I will have to pack my kit and find my Blue Beret???
March 31st, 2005  
not likely,. sending peacekeeps would be decisive action. Not to say that Peace Keepers shouldn't be there.