Friday, December 11, 2009

Angelina Jolie Calls Obama Administration to Action for Darfur

The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador actress, Angelina Jolie, calls the Obama administration to action.

She wrote in the Newsweek editorial that "Even if justice is delayed, it must never be denied. The Declaration of Human Rights did not promise freedom or justice or peace". Jolie is known to have devoted her efforts toward work in the troubled Darfur region, including her role in the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

Her editorial came in honor of Human Rights Day, noting past historical tragedies before settling on the Darfur crisis, which she writes has left "300,000 dead and 2.7 million people internally displaced."

Though Angelina Jolie sounds a little upset about the inaction, or slow action by the Obama administration, she still supports the President's methods.

"Through all of this, we have been waiting and wondering what the outcome would be to save the people of Sudan and help break the cycle of impunity.

The Obama administration recently unveiled its new policy of engagement with Sudan, aimed first at securing the full implementation of the treaty that ended the north-south Sudanese civil war. While the administration maintained it will not deal with al-Bashir or any other official charged with arrest, it has not yet announced any serious moves to enforce the decision of the ICC and execute its warrants."