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Vol 46 No 4

Published 18th February 2005


Every single day

As the killings continue, at last the UN considers sanctions, peacekeepers and prosecutions

January's United Nations International Commission of Inquiry report on Darfur may not have concluded genocide was taking place but still may have shamed world decision-makers into action. Describing 'war crimes' and 'crimes against humanity', which it said were as serious as genocide, it named 51 people in a sealed file to be opened only by 'a competent prosecutor'. This has helped to institutionalise the notion of bringing those responsible - almost entirely government and Janjaweed leaders - to trial.

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