In light of the rising debates about the crisis in Darfur and the latest request from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest the Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, it is necessary to discuss the various criticisms laid against the court and its jurisdictions from non-member countries, particularly China, Russia, United States, and Israel.
The crisis in Darfur has become a landmark case in the history of criminal law. For the first time, the United Nations (UN) Security Council has referred a situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing the president of a sovereign country of committing genocide and war crimes.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Human Rights First Society (HRFS) of Saudi Arabia, would like to bring the following information to the attention of the Working Group of the 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR):
Throughout its history, Egypt has always been the ambition of foreign invaders. In fact, Egypt was invaded several times, by different occupiers and for different periods. However, the worst one of them all, was the Arab occupation of Coptic Egypt, from the 7th century until our present day.