The International Criminal Court, or ICC, has found Germain Katanga, the leader of the Congo militia guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of a crime against humanity. Katanga helped plan an attack against a strategically placed village, where numerous civilians were shot in their sleep. To say this is a crime against humanity is an understatement. Surprisingly, Germain Katanga is only the second person to ever have been convicted by the ICC since its formation. This statistic is somewhat troubling. Unfortunately there are a number of people like Katanga all around the world who are in a high position or control the military and carry great power and more often than not take advantage of that power to accomplish selfish goals. These goals can be like that of Katanga’s who attacked a village to gain a better stronghold over the area or it can be choosing to keep the city’ wealth to themselves while the rest of the population lives in poverty. Regardless of the crime these so called leaders go untried and even if they are put on trial, they managed to go unpunished. The ICC was created to solve this exact problem and yet somehow seems to be failing miserable. Additional evidence of this can be seen from the fact that Katanga was also tried for sexual crimes yet was found guilty due to insufficient evidence. The judges at trial found that women in the area who weren’t brutally killed were raped; however there seemed to be insufficient evidence to put Katanga behind the crimes. An outcome like this is ridiculous. Katanga was the leader of the militia and even if he did not directly commit a sexual crime, he is just as responsible for any crimes his soldiers committed under his watch, as any leader would be. The ICC needs to seriously step up their efforts of placing blame on the corrupt and those in charge of committing crimes against humanity and need to properly punish these people for their crimes.