This morning my knowledge of the International Criminal Court and the Bashir indictments doubled. What happened?
Second, Alex de Waal asks a panel of lawyers whether the prosecutor and the judges are out of line. (I realize that “asks a panel of lawyers” might not be the most enticing link ever posted on this blog, but I really do recommend the post.)
The general consensus: good ICC, bad judges, worse prosecutor.
Should the ICC have indicted Bashir? My personal hunch: if you wanted to maximize publicity, minimize effectiveness of the court, and maximize suffering of innocents, then YES!
Of course, if your knowledge of something can double from a blog post and a podcast, maybe you should keep your mouth shut.