Peacekeeping Mission Mandates Need to Include Power to Arrest ICC Wanted

By Mel O’Brien

I have already brought up the issue of the need of the international community- states- to step up to the table and condemn Bashir’s actions and execute the ICC’s arrest warrant. I now read that Bashir has been to Eritrea on an official state visit. So, we have an internationally sought-after (alleged) war criminal, residing in a country in which not just one, but TWO peacekeeping missions are based (UNMIS and UNAMID), and who has been on an invited visit to a country where another mission was, until last year, located (UNMEE). He has also been to Egypt– state of the very first peacekeeping mission back in the 1950s. Continue reading