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Hague court puts Sudan peace talks in jeopardy

An unprecedented genocide charge against the Sudanese president Omar al Bashir could jeopardise Darfur peace talks currently being held in Qatar, diplomatic sources warned yesterday.

The International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, announced on Monday that Mr al Bashir was to become the first sitting head of state to be charged with the most serious crime in international law.

But experts said that, apart from the fact there seemed little immediate prospect of bringing him to book, the new charge could derail current peace talks in Doha between the Sudanese government and the Darfur-based Liberty and Justice Movement.

via Hague court puts Sudan peace talks in jeopardy – The National Newspaper.

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