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A human rights group and Darfuris who fled ethnic violence in their homeland are urging delegates from more than 30 countries, including President Obama, who are meeting Friday in New York to press the Sudanese government to ensure a free and fair referendum on the independence of southern Sudan on Jan. 9.
Kenya's ambassador to the United States is defending his government's refusal to arrest the president of Sudan on war-crime charges when he visited Kenya for a celebration of the new constitution.
With just a little more than two months before the general election in Burma, scheduled for Nov. 7, the United States joined countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the creation of a United Nations-led commission to investigate purported war crimes by Burma's military junta.
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators prepare for the first direct negotiations since 2008, the Jewish state is braced for one of the most difficult diplomatic months in its history.
Kenya's president signed a new constitution into law Friday that institutes a U.S.-style system of checks and balances. Joining African leaders at the festivities was Sudan's president who faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with violence in Darfur.
Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to declare that gays and lesbians have all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.
It is great that the International Criminal Court recently issued genocide charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to go along with the charges of crimes against humanity issued against him last year ("Sudan leader charged with three counts of genocide," Geopolitics, Tuesday).
The International Criminal Court on Monday issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir, this time charging him with three counts of genocide in Sudan's western province of Darfur.