Lecture on World Criminal Court and Darfur Issue in Taiz [Archives:2005/852/Local News]

June 20 2005

The Sister Arabs Forum organized jointly with al-Sa'eed Foundation for Science and Culture a lecture titled “World Criminal Court and Darfur Issue. The lecture was delivered by Amal al-Basha, SAF Director – World Court Court's Middle East and North Africa Coordinator. She indicated the role of the WCC and its fields of interest. She also discussed WCC conditions on its performing tasks as well as the hurdles.

Al-Basha shed light on the Darfur issue in Sudan reviewing its legal and political dimensions and the WCC's relation to this issue.

She indicated that a number of Arab states and the US have not ratified the WCC Law. However, there is an article in the World Security Council's Law that provides for taking measures to try war criminals.

The event was enriched with many interventions and comments to which Amal al-Basha responded. The lecture was run by Faisal Sa'eed al-Madhaji, General Manager of Al-Sa'eed Foundation. He delivered a speech saying that Darfur issue should be tackled so that to look for solutions to it and overcome its consequences.