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UK barrister Sir Geoffrey Nice disputes Sudan genocide


A British barrister has rejected charges of genocide levelled at Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court over events in the Darfur region, saying they were "highly controversial".

Sir Geoffrey Nice defended his role acting for supporters of President al-Bashir, who is still wanted by the ICC.

He also criticised the former chief prosecutor at the ICC, Luis Ocampo, saying there had been a failure to ensure a fair representation of the evidence that had been brought before the court.

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