|Sparer Keynoter Says
International Court Needs More Support
To Stop the Crisis in Darfur
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Juan M. Mendez, a special adviser to the United Nations on
the prevention of genocide, criticized the international community
for its inaction and silence on the Darfur crisis. Speaking at
the 26th annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium in March, Mendez
said the Security Council should have forced the Sudanese
government to comply with a resolution calling for the International
Criminal Court to investigate the 2003 massacres.
“We have given away cards that we could’ve used in negotiating
with Khartoum to better protect and assist the more than
three million Darfuris who are now totally dependent on international
assistance,” said Mendez, the keynote speaker at the
forum on international judicial responses to violence.