Comment on the Peace Lecture Question: “To what extent can the ICC advance peace around the world?”
While I understand your sentiment, I believe that judging the ICC based on the number of convictions it has made is a bit myopic. Clearly it is the case that its power is limited by the cooperation of governments and the "wheels of bureaucracy", but this would be the case for any international force and thus isn't an entirely valid criticism of the ICC in particular.
As for the problem of the ICC making little impact in ten years, again I share your frustration in this regard, but consider for example the fact that the League of Nations was founded in 1919 and essentially failed at its mission (given that World War II occurred) despite its ~30 years of existence, but actually laid the groundwork for the (arguably I suppose) successful United Nations. Though the first ten years of the ICC may have been frustratingly ineffective, I believe that it is a continuous learning process and that it will also pave the way for more effective movements in the near future.
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