In an All Africa article about the International Criminal Court's call for new charges against two alleged warlords in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, political science professor Severine Autesserre weighs in on the complexibities involved. An excerpt:

"Re-establishing the justice system and the rule of law is one of the issues," Severine Autesserre, an expert on the region and author of the book "The Trouble with the Congo", said. "But there are many other issues that are beyond a pure justice question. There are conflicts around [individual] status, there are conflicts around family [status], that would be better resolved through either political or economic [means]."

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Prof. Autesserre's research focuses on African politics, international relations, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the politics of humanitarian and development aid.