The International Criminal Court’s Rough December

December 23, 2014 - 10:46am

It has been a rough month for the International Criminal Court (ICC). A week after deciding to withdraw the charges in the high profile case of Uhuru Kenyatta, the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda appeared before the UN Security Council to inform them that the court will be suspending investigations into atrocities committed in Darfur due to a lack of cooperation by the Sudanese government, ICC member states and the UN. Given the tumultuous history of the Darfur investigation, the decision is not surprising but still shocked many court observers.

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