Some countries want to pull out of the ICC. A victims' rights advocate says NO!
A genocidaire wants to come to New York.
With violence spinning out of control, an ICC investigation may add a degree of restraint.
Nigeria balks at its duties to the ICC.
Jesse Helms must be turning over in his grave.
It would be difficult to speculate on how much the ICC contributed to deterring election related violence. But I think it is indisputable that it was a force for restraint.
Rwanda's foreign minister tweeted that Bosco Ntaganda -- a militia leader wanted for war crimes by the ICC -- surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. The US Embassy in Kigali would not confirm nor deny the reports, but told me "we have no authority to take anybody into custody."
American policy should be designed to encourage him to make good on his promise to appear before the ICC, without prejudice to whether or not Washington believes he is guilty.
Uhuru Kenyatta may become the next Kenyan head of state. He has also been indicted for crimes against humanity.