The Power of the ICC
The ICC has the ability to hear the most extreme breaches of international law specifically genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ICC can show interest in a persecutor and send out a warrant; however, if the country where the persecutor is residing is not a signatory or hasn't ratified the Rome Statue then there is no way the ICC can take him/her to court. This is not the only obsticle standing the way of the intervention in the prosecution of these perpetrators, but the ICC must always try to allow the State to conduct a fair trial first, before any serious interference can be made. Because of this the ICC has been described by Sudan President Omar Al Bashir as "a mosquito in the ear of an elephant."