Newsweek: Fatou Bensouda at the ICC

October 1, 2012, New York, N.Y. — The new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) must explain why Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir remains at large despite an ICC-issued warrant for his arrest. She must explain why the court’s caseload seems to “target” Africa. And she must explain why the ICC has convicted just one war criminal—Thomas Lubanga Dyilo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—in its 10-year history.

Unfortunately for Bensouda, misconceptions about the ICC abound.

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