Victor Peskin


This article analyzes the political challenges confronting the International Crimi- nal Court (ICC) in its efforts to bring war crimes suspects to trial in connection with mass atrocities committed in the Darfur region of Sudan. It chronicles and ex- amines the battles over cooperation between the ICC and the defiant Sudanese gov- ernment that have forestalled the handover of suspects such as Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir. It also seeks to explain why the Security Council, in its ambivalence toward the ICC, has not vigorously pressed Sudan to fulfill its legal obligation to cooperate.