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Books - The New York Times Books of The Times ‘Casebook’ By MONA SIMPSONReviewed by MICHIKO KAKUTANI
Home What are we to make of the fact that in its eleven-year history, the International Criminal Court has prosecuted only Africans? Should the court be condemned for discrimination—for taking advantage of Africa’s weak global position—as some African leaders contend? Or should it be applauded for giving long-overdue attention to atrocities in Africa—a sign that finally someone is concerned about the countless ignored African victims, as many African activists contend? This debate is at the heart of one of the most serious challenges the ICC has ever faced. If the current attack on it succeeds, the court’s future may be in doubt. More

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