International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court is an international tribunal created by the Rome Statue to prosecute individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The ICC steps in when individual states are unable or unwilling to prosecute these serious international crimes or when referred by the security council. While technically a supplement to national courts, the ICC has increasingly been in conflict with states unwilling to hand over indicted individuals. Especially, in Africa where accusation of colonisation and violations of sovereignty have lead to several countries leaving the Rome Statute.
In this scenario, delegates convene to deliberate one of the most influential cases in the court's history. In a stunning change of fate, Omar al-Bashir, long time ruler of Sudan has been apprehended. The court will hear evidence before and against al-bashir who is being charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his personal involvement in the Darfur conflict. Delegates will need to hear evidence, hand down a verdict and weigh the significance of precedent as the first sitting world leader is tried in the ICC.
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Prosecution vs. Omar al-Bashir