International Law

Sudanese President Charged With Genocide

Now if only there were a way to get him to the Hague: The International Criminal Court has charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide in Darfur. It’s the first time the court has used the g-word with Bashir, though he has previously been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Over 300,000 people are said to have died in Darfur since 2003, and the ICC’s prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said Bashir has kept 2.5 million refugees in Darfur in camps “under genocide conditions, like a gigantic Auschwitz.”