sexta-feira, abril 01, 2005

300.000 mortos depois

Via Economist:
"IT WAS an “historic first for international law”, according to Citizens for Global Solutions. Other leading human-rights bodies concurred that the United Nations Security Council’s vote, on Thursday March 31st, to refer 51 suspected war criminals in Sudan’s Darfur region to the International Criminal Court (ICC) was an historic step. (...)
America has called the attacks on black Darfuris “genocide”, though a UN report in January stopped short of describing it thus.(...)
Few observers imagine that peace can be achieved without a much larger and more robust foreign military intervention.(...)Currently, there are only 2,000 African Union (AU) peacekeepers there, lacking the resources to face down the janjaweed. After the mass slaughter in Bosnia and Rwanda in the 1990s, the world said “never again”. Yet the world has stood by while genocide, or something like it, has been perpetrated in Darfur. America, with its reluctance to back the ICC, is not the only culprit: China has blocked effective sanctions, fearing the consequences for itself if precedents are set for tough UN action against human-rights abuses."