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.[view whole blog post ]
|Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest|
Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...
|Surge in Central African Republic Violence|
African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...
|Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins|
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...