Sudan and OIC Reject Darfur Report

by Elizabeth Cassidy

As expected, Sudan and the Organization of the Islamic Conference have rejected the report prepared by the Human Rights Council’s assessment mission to Darfur, and they want the Council to do the same. (See Reuters and AP stories.) Having not received the desired exculpation of Sudan from the current team, they say that a new team, approved by the Sudanese government, should do another investigation.

The Darfur report is scheduled to be presented to the Council tomorrow, and the decision on whether to accept it will be made within two weeks after that. The outcome of the fight over how this report is handled will be a make or break moment for the new Council’s credibility.

For more on the Darfur mission’s creation and mandate, see my previous posts here and here.

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