Argument: The ICC has proven very effective

Issue Report: International Criminal Court


“Let the child live; International Criminal Court”. The Economist. 27 Jan. 2007 – “Aged four-and-a-half, the tribunal is proving a lustier infant than many predicted. Its prosecutors have delved deeply into horrible wars in Congo, Sudan and Uganda. The court’s first trial—of Thomas Lubanga, a Congolese warlord, accused of using children as soldiers—is due to start later this year. The first indictments for the mass killings in Sudan’s Darfur region are expected next month. Five leaders of Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army have already been indicted. One has since been killed, but the other four face trial when caught. An investigation into atrocities in a fourth, as yet unnamed, country is due to be announced soon.”