Alex Whiting


"As the International Criminal Court (ICC) begins the process of selecting the next Prosecutor, it finds itself at a critical moment. Few people believe that the institution has lived up to expectations. The court has brought relatively few cases, and many have not succeeded.2 While convictions were achieved in the Lubanga, Ntaganda, Katanga, and Al Mahdi cases, as well as in the obstruction of justice cases arising out of the Bemba prosecution, many other cases failed at the confirmation stage, during or after trial, or on appeal.3 he future looks grim. Presently, there is just one case at trial (Ongwen) and only three in the pipeline (Al Hassan, Yekatom, and Ngäissona).4 Many accused remain at large..."