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|November 29, 2008|
Affirm that justice is a vital component of both sustainable peace and security in Sudan,
Express your commitment to the independence of the ICC and rejecting any attempt to invoke article 16 of the Rome Statute to defer investigation or prosecution of crimes in Darfur by the ICC,
Call upon Sudan to comply with its obligation to cooperate with the ICC in accordance with Resolution 1593, including by arresting and surrendering any individual subject to outstanding arrest warrants,
Call on all parties to the conflict to refrain from committing violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and
Emphasize that the Security Council will not tolerate threats or retaliation against peacekeepers, humanitarian workers or civilians in Darfur for any reason, including in response to the ICC’s investigations in Darfur.
Ending the environment of impunity in Darfur is not only in the interests of the victims there, but of the entire international community. We urge you to demonstrate your support of the ICC’s vital efforts as well as the Council’s resolve to ensure justice for the victims of these heinous crimes.