The thorny debate over whether pursuing justice for grave international crimes interferes with peace negotiations has intensified as the possibility of abusive national leaders being tried for such crimes has increased.
International Criminal Court: Peace and Justice
The International Criminal Court believes it is marginalising Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir following his indictment on charges related to atrocities in Darfur. He decided to pull out of an Islamic summit in Istanbul in November and earlier cancelled plans to visit a number of African states. But the policy of seeking justice in such cases where peace efforts are underway, is deeply controversial.