Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

See my post today on the Monkey Cage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/

The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the investigation of Sudan’s Bashir (see: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/14/omar-al-bashir-celebrates-icc-decision-to-halt-darfur-investigation).  My intuition is that Bensouda  responding to the reality that her cases cannot proceed.  An alternative understanding, however, would be that this is a response to African pressure. Thoughts anyone about this question?

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