Omar al Bashir, charged with war crimes by the ICC, plans to visit the General Assembly next week.
What measures would you take to make the ICC more effective?
The crimes were committed on Feb. 17, and just days later the Security Council referred the case to the ICC.
This was a central argument for the ICC arrest warrants issued against Gaddafi and his second son, Saif al-Islam.
The ICC is primarily a legal institution, but it is not sealed off to the dynamics of international power politics.
Palestinian membership to the ICC is a feature of Palestinian statehood and some states are weaker than others.
In 2009, the ICC indicted him for war crimes and crimes against humanity and, in 2010, added charges of genocide.
Presiding judges at the ICC have only limited ability to overturn her decision.
The ICC has very little to gain and everything to lose from pursuing charges against Israel.
The bottom line is that the ICC, like all multinational institutions, is primarily a diplomatic and political body.