Justice for Darfur

Mikhail Margelov, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Russian President for Sudan
Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Federation Council, Russia, Chairman, European Democrat Group in PACE, Senator

1964 - Born in Moscow
1984 - Interpreter, international department, communist party of the Soviet Union
1986 - Graduates, Institute of the Countries of Asia and Africa
1990 - Joins world resources and Boston consulting group
1996 - Head of public relations, administration of the Russian president
1996 - Chief co-ordinator, president Yeltsin's election campaign
1999 - Director, Russian information centre
2000 - Joins foreign affairs committee
2001 - Chairman, foreign affairs committee, Federation Council
2003 - Chairman, European democrat group, Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe (PACE)

Today we will talk about Darfur and international justice. Judges at the International Criminal Court have ordered the arrest of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan for alleged atrocities committed in the province of Darfur. In response, the Sudanese leader vowed never to succumb to “outside pressure”. Russia and some other countries fear that the arrest warrant is likely to further complicate the debate over how to solve the crisis in Darfur. The question remains - how to stop violence in Darfur…We’ll be talking about it with Mikhail Margelov, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Russian President for Sudan.