Published November 8, 2013
An op-ed in The New York Times by Makau Mutua, dean of the UB Law School, looks at charges leveled by some African leaders that the International Criminal Court, established in 2002 to hear cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanities, is racist. “It seems that African leaders, who overwhelmingly agreed to the Rome Statute that set up the tribunal, now complain about it because it is doing its job too well — by pursuing justice and accountability even, or especially, at the level of heads of state. Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue,” he writes. Mutua’s piece is the second op-ed in the Times by a UB Law School member in the past four months.