The Moment: Sudan

REUTERS / Zohra Bensemra

Enforcing global justice has to be the legal challenge of all time. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has global authority, but its executive power is limited to a few buildings in the Hague and its budget to $125 million, 30 times smaller than the NYPD's. And its mandate to prosecute the world's worst offences is rejected by the governments of more than half the world's people.

On March 4, the ICC issued a warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity — the first time in the court's history it...

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