SUDAN WATCH: France says will block any UN resolution seeking to suspend ICC indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir

Friday, September 19, 2008

France says will block any UN resolution seeking to suspend ICC indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir

Last Sunday, September 14, 2008, the Guardian's sister newspaper, The Observer, published a report by its Africa correspondent, Alex Duval Smith, saying that the British and French governments will back efforts in the UN to stall the issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir.

According to the Sudan Tribune today, Friday September 19, 2008, a French official said that France will block any resolution introduced seeking to suspend the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of Sudan's president.

Jean-Maurice Ripert

Photo: French Ambassador to the United Nations, Jean-Maurice Ripert (AP/ST)

Source: Friday September 19, 2008 Sudan Tribune report entitled France will veto any resolution deferring Sudan president indictment: Official
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UK denies plans to block ICC indictment of Sudan’s Bashir

According to a report in today's Sudan Tribune, the United Kingdom has no plans of supporting a suspension of the ICC indictment against Al-Bashir, a senior British official said yesterday, Thursday, September 18, 2008.

Lord Malloch-Brown

Photo: Lord Malloch-Brown UK Foreign Office Minister for Africa (AFP/ST)

Source: Sudan Tribune report Friday September 19, 2008 entitled British official denies plans to freeze ICC indictment of Sudan’s Bashir
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See related reports at Sudan Watch report Thursday September 18, 2008 entitled Hey Africa correspondent Alex Duval Smith: Is your report in the Guardian's Observer true or what?



Blogger Graham Holliday said...

Thanks for linking to us at the Frontline Club - was a very good discussion. Just to let you know you can see the whole discussion here:

And you can embed it by copying the code below the video pane should you be interested.


Friday, September 19, 2008  
Blogger Ingrid Jones said...

Great, cheers Graham. Please let me know of any errors in my transcript. It was difficult to do and took quite a while. I'll check through it again later, after some rest. Ingrid.

Saturday, September 20, 2008
TRANSCRIPT OF BLIP.TV VIDEO: Lord Malloch-Brown in discussion at the Frontline Club

Saturday, September 20, 2008  

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