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International war crime enforcement stumbles

A number of stories came out last week that indicate the international community’s ability to take action against those charged with war crimes, or crimes against humanity, is stumbling.

Atlantic: Is the International Criminal Court facing a ‘Black Hawk Down’ moment?

“Libya is an important test for the International Criminal Court. It’s a challenging case — this is the first time the ICC has faced opposition to its jurisdiction from a national government that genuinely wants to try its accused war criminals domestically”

Reuters: UN chief warns of lack of resources for Kony hunt

Remember the world outcry to capture Joseph Kony?

AllAfrica Kenyans ICC court case makes Africans wonder who has jurisdiction


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.