Okay, I admit it. The ICC is a failure. As Raj Kannappan insightfully notes at the Washington Times, its botched prosecution of Milosevic proves it:
Although the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established with the promise of bringing to justice a host of international criminals, the Court has fallen short of delivering on that promise.
Eleven years ago, on February 12, 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) began its trial of Slobodan Milosevic. The former Serbian and Yugoslav president, charged with genocide and war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo, chose to serve as his own attorney throughout the painfully prolonged trial, which ended abruptly on March 11, 2006 when a heart attack killed the “Butcher of the Balkans.”
Now, you might object that, in fact, the ICTY prosecuted Milosevic, not the ICC. To that, I respond “whatever.” If the ICC didn’t want to be confused by a right-winger who can’t bother to type “Milosevic and ICC” into google, it shouldn’t have put the initials “IC” in its name.
An old tip of the fedora to Mark Kersten.