Genocide needs to be nipped in the bud

From Global development | The Guardian Fri Dec 21 2012, 12:24:04

Censuring the international criminal court for the ineffective nature of the world's response overlooks wider truths

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court this week failed to provide sufficiently strong legal evidence linking Mathieu Ngudjolo, an alleged war criminal, with the rape, pillage and massacre in a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cue disapproval about how the ICC and chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda built the case.

But focusing on this case obscures the more important issue at stake: the ICC will only ever be as effective as the constituent members of the international community allows it to be.

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