The special Prosecutor for Darfur has claimed that rebel groups in Darfur use child soldiers in their fight against the central government, as reported by the Sudan Tribune. In his assessment, those (unnamed) groups violate international as well as domestic law.

The Special Criminal Court for Darfur has sentenced three persons for armed robbery. According to the Sudan Tribune, the three men were convicted of charges of armed robbery and sentenced to a decade-long prison term.

The Special Criminal Court was set up to deal with alleged violations of international law. The Sudanese government intended to conduct (or rather pretended to intent) national criminal proceedings which in turn would have made investigations by the ICC superfluous. The current example is yet another demonstration of how Sudan is not willing to conduct domestic trials. As the Sudan Tribune reports, until today no Sudanese officials were charged with crimes under review by the ICC. In short, the issue of subsidiary jurisdiction (cf. art. 17 Rome Statute) by the ICC is none.