Latest Issue

The ICC’s indictment of Sudan’s president Bashir last week was both badly timed and hypocritical, critics say: if the key world powers like the US, Russia and India aren’t even signed up to the ICC, and the court has so far indicted only African leaders, what’s the point in even having it? Worse still, indictments can get in the way of peace negotiations, and Clive Stafford-Smith, director of Reprieve, says that the double standards applied by…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect