March 12th, 2010
02:21 PM ET

Genocide charges at the International Criminal Court?

Facing a warrant for his arrest hasn't seemed to slow down Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Following the announcement of the arrest warrant against him last March, Sudan's president appeared smiling and singing at a rally in Khartoum. The country's information minister, in an apparent rebuke to the charges against his president, referred to the International Criminal Court as "a white man's tribunal."

The warrant contained seven serious charges but genocide was not among them. Now an appeals chamber at the International Criminal Court ruled that genocide could be added. Given that the arrest warrant already contains seven serious charges, the CNN Fact Check Desk wanted to know: What would be the possible effect of adding a genocide charge?

Fact Check: What are the likely effects of adding a charge of genocide to the arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir? FULL POST

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