A Court Cannot Stop Genocide
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced it will investigate alleged war crimes in Sudan. While those responsible for the genocide in the Darfur region should indeed be brought to justice, the involvement of the ICC is hardly the kind of forceful action the international community needs to take.
This is much like the police arriving at the scene of an on-going murder rampage and rather than doing anything to stop it, calling the local judge and getting the courts to look into the matter. With the United Nation's tepid and almost nonexistent reaction to the Darfur genocide, it's now more clear than ever that the UN is simply not an effective body for addressing world crises. In the coming years, the world community, particularly the democratic nations, are going to have to seriously address the UN's many failings.