24 March 2009

The Rome Statute


The New York Times reported today that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan traveled on Monday to Eritrea snubbing the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court. There are about 200 countries in the world and 108 signatories to the Rome Statute conferring jurisdiction upon the court. It is likely, though, that Eritrea may be one of the few places in the World the Sudanese President will be able to travel to without worrying about being arrested. He might also consider a short overnighter to the Kingdom of Tonga or North Korea. Of course, there are no direct flights to either of those places from Sudan and so, that just may be a far away fantasy.

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