One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

An “intriguing proposal” to let Sudan’s génocidaires get off scot-free

Why The Economist thinks this might be a worthwhile solution to the whole false dichotomy of “peace versus justice” in Sudan is baffling:

Now Sudan’s most prominent opposition politician, Sadiq al-Mahdi, thinks he has an answer: what he calls a “third way” between hauling Mr Bashir to The Hague and doing nothing about crimes in Darfur. He suggests setting up an independent “hybrid” court for Darfur, which would have both Sudanese judges and international ones and sit in Sudan.

There is absolutely no way — zero — that Khartoum would allow this sort of initiative to have any meaningful judiciary power whatsoever. It would be a farce, an insult, and a step backwards. And as much as I hate to say it, the “hybrid” peacekeeping operation hasn’t panned out so well either.

December 12, 2008 - Posted by | Africa, Darfur, Sudan | , ,

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