|A SPLM-N rebel shows off a rocket propelled grenade launcher captured in clashes with government forces|
Meanwhile, debate continues to rage over the merits of the ICC prosecutors office seeking yet another arres warrant for a high level Sudanese official, given that no one from Sudanese government has yet stood trial in the International Criminal Court. Some experts, such as Phil Clark a long time observer at the court and a lecturer at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, have claimed the issuing of arrest warrants allows people in the West to feel as if they are acting positively to halt a genocide, despite the fact that the ICC has had little or no impact on the way the conflict in Darfur has actually played out. Not everyone agrees with this point of view of course; many claim the alleged crimes are so horrific, those who committed cannot simply get away without an international arrest warrant being issued as if it were a free pass. Although there is merit in this point, it is true that the issuing of arrest warrants for Sudanese officials has had little impact on their behaviour.