“Is International Justice Practical?” Lecture

stop_genocide350-1Professor Hamed will discuss the ICC, Its Recent Arrest Warrant for Omar al-Bashir, and Its Effect on the Peace Process in his lecture “Is International Justice Practical?” as part of WeSTAND’s Darfur Awareness Month.

Here’s a little of the backstory:

In July 2008, the ICC charged Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, with crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Darfur. March 2009, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Bashir. As of right now, Bashir has yet to be arrested. He is sending international aid organizations out of the country leaving many Sudanese citizens living in Darfur in dire circumstances. The people of Sudan are not turning Bashir in to the ICC. Bashir has made several trips outside of Sudan to Eritrea and Qatar. Those countries have also failed to arrest Bashir. The Arab League supports Bashir and indicated their support at an Arab summit a few weeks ago.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 6:30 PM, FREE DINNER served at 6.
Place: PAC 002

“STOP GENOCIDE” t-shirts will be sold for ($10). Profits go towards funding for the Darfur Stoves Project.

Questions, email westand@lyris.wes.