Makau Mutua is dean and SUNY distinguished professor at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He was co-chair of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. Professor Mutua is the author of many scholarly articles and several books including Kenya's Quest for Democracy: Taming Leviathan (2008), Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions (2008) and Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique (2002).
Africa can use the International Criminal Court to help break the cycle of impunity that plagues several of its states. But to function effectively, the Court needs support from the international community to help resolve the challenges it faces in Africa.