The international criminal court (ICC) has named two men wanted for trial in relation to war crimes committed in Sudan's Darfur conflict Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo named Sudan's humanitarian affairs minister, Ahmed Haroun, and Ali Kosheib, Janjaweed leader, as chief suspects of war crimes against humanity in Darfur.
The conflict in the region, described by the US as genocide, is between the Janjaweed militia group and the mainly land-tilling tribes of the region, who think Khartoum has neglected their interests for years.
The Sudanese government is widely believed to offer financial support to Janjaweed gunmen and has even assisted in attacks with the militant group.
I guess this is easier than sending troops or taking real measures to prevent further killing. At least it is something and acknowledges the plight of the victims in Darfur but I doubt that there will be a case that leads to anything more than a conviction in absentia without any means of enforcing the sentencing as those convicted afford themselves of the Sudanese government's protection.