Arrest warrant issued for Sudanese President
16 February 2009
In an historic first, the International Criminal Court is expected to issue a warrant for the arrest of the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges.
"The (UN) Security Council could order some kind of peace enforcement mission, which was more robust than the one that currently exists," Dr Saul said.
"If a head of state knows that he's going to be put on trial for war crimes or crimes against humanity and probably get a life sentence in prison, then he's going to be much, much more reluctant to give up power.
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