by Michael dEstries
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Angelina Jolie has written a new article for TIME Magazine urging the United Nations Security Council to take action on Sudanese President Omar al Bashir. The 33-year-old human rights advocate writes, “Friday is a defining moment in the history of justice. The members of the United Nations Security Council will be presented with the results of the International Criminal Court’s Darfur investigation — an investigation that they requested. Their response will determine whether there is going to be an international standard of justice that holds perpetrators accountable for the worst crimes in the world.”

“The evidence the prosecutor has presented is clear and compelling. Millions of people have been displaced; hundreds of thousands have been killed and, at the center of it all stands Sudanese President Omar al Bashir who has been indicted on seven counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity.”

Continue reading Jolie’s article over at TIME Magazine.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Kay

    Angelina jolie is amazing. I am so proud to be a fan of hers, and I’ve therby been able to find out more about humanitarian issues around the world. For this, I will be forever grateful to her. I hope something is done about this situation in Darfur, because attrocities committed ANYWHERE, is a danger to people EVERYWHERE!

  • lulu

    Angelina was just named MOST POWERFUL CELEBRITY by FORBES Magazine, but it’s so good to see her using her celebrity status to draw attention to important issues around the world. This woman continues to surprise and inspire me.

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