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Darfur and Beyond works with the Supreme Court
 
On June 1, 2010, in a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the 4th Circuit's decision, and held that our case against General Mohamed Ali Samantar, former Minister of Defense of Somalia can proceed. The Court's unanimous ruling confirms that foreign government officials, who come and avail themselves of the benefits and privileges of living in the U.S., are not above the law.  For more details about this ground breaking decision by the United States Supreme Court go to:  http://cja.live2.radicaldesigns.org/article.php?id=834
 
Darfur and Beyond is asked to sign on to a groundbreaking Supreme Court Case
 
On January 27th the world marked Holocaust Memorial Day, which coincided with the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp in World War Two, Auschwitz-Birkenau.  We at Darfur and Beyond stand in solidarity together committed to fighting genocide the world over. 

On January 27, 2010, survivors of the Holocaust, Darfur and Beyond and organizations who hope one day to see accountability exacted for subsequent human rights atrocities, including those occurring recently in Darfur, have submitted briefing to the United States Supreme Court.  They urge the Court never to forget the horrific events of the Holocaust and never to abandon the legacy of the Nuremberg trials that followed:  "The Nuremberg trials marked a sea-change in the dignity afforded the Rule of Law in holding accountable persons who exploit government power to commit the most extreme atrocities against their fellow human beings." 

The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the respondents in the case of Samantar v. Yousuf, NO. 08-1555. In this case, the Court will decide if former foreign government officials – who, after using their power to order torture, rapes, and killings of innocent civilians as tools of political repression – can choose to live in the United States while refusing to submit to its laws and refusing to accept responsibility for their actions.  

Details about this ground breaking Supreme Court case can be found at The Center for Justice and Accountability web site at:

http://www.cja.org/article.php?id=755