The presence of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan at the recent launch of Kenya's constitution was a watershed moment in the nascent history of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Undettered by the ICC's indictment of him for genocide and crimes against humanity, it appears that Kenya unintentionally sparked controversy by inviting al-Bashir to its territory. Al-Bashir had hitherto thumbed his nose at the international community by deigning to visit only those states that were not party to the Court. Kenya is different, however.
Max du Plessis