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UN split over arrest warrant for Sudanese President



9 March 2009

 

 

Dr Ben Saul commented on objections raised by the United Nations against the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on  ABC Radio Current Affairs.

Interviewed for  The World Today,  Dr Saul speculated on any future move by the UN Security Council and also made reference to China's particular objection.

"The question now is whether the Security Council will intervene, as it has a right to do, to block the arrest warrant going ahead," he said.

"That of course would require cooperation of all of the permanent members of the Security Council.

"And if China wanted to block that arrest warrant from proceeding it would need to gain the support of others on the Security Council and in my view that would be quite unlikely."
To view the entire transcript -  UN split over arrest warrant for Sudanese President 


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