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John Hagan comments on Omar al-Bashir's abscondence from South Africa:

June 16, 2015, ABF news

"South Africa unfortunately has joined several other African nations in missing the opportunity to be a moral super power by doing what the military super powers of the world would not - deliver Omar al-Bashir the genocidal killer of hundreds of thousands of his nation's own citizens to the International Criminal Court - paving the way for the most important trial in the history of this court."

Hagan is the 2009 recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his pathbreaking research on genocide in the Balkans and Darfur. Hagan, who holds a joint appointment at the ABF and as the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, is also the Co-director of the Center on Law and Globalization. His work on estimating the death toll in the Darfur region of Sudan has helped to re-define the scope of the murders in Sudan as genocide.  Through the use of advanced crime measurement techniques, sophisticated demographic methods, and drawing on actual interviews with victims of the atrocities, Hagan and his colleagues concluded that the murders have numbered between 200,000 and 400,000. Original U.S. State Department and the World Health Organization estimates had placed the number of murders in the tens of thousands. Hagan and his co-author, Alberto Palloni, first published their findings in the journal, Science, in 2006. 

His full-length book, Darfur and the Crime of Genocide, with co-author Wenona Rymond-Richmond, was published by Cambridge University Press late in 2008. Hagan’s work also focuses on the law’s role in the redress of the crime of genocide, and examines the question of how the science of criminology can advance the understanding of and protection against genocide.

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