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Vol 50 No 19

Published 25th September 2009


Sudan

Hybrid justice

The African Union Panel of Experts is to propose the establishment of 'hybrid courts' - which would include both Sudanese and international judges - to try those accused of war crimes in Darfur, Africa Confidential has learned. The Panel has concluded that Sudan's courts are incapable of fair trials. The word 'hybrid' has unfortunate connotations, especially in Darfur, where the United Nations-AU hybrid mission has been criticised for failing to protect civilians and stand up to intimidation from Khartoum.

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