The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump's executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.
The court has focused on African cases to the exclusion of developed countries, as well as developing regions such as Latin America.
For democracy to work in Kenya the country needs good leadership. Politicians must uphold the constitution to infuse trust and confidence in state institutions.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Given the contested success of transitional justice in Rwanda, the arrest showcases the mixed record of international justice.
There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan's clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
With the ICC facing intense criticism and scrutiny, its member states have met to create a plan to improve the court's standing and performance.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate EU over its policy of deterring migrants from crossing the Mediterrean, the world's deadliest border.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.