DR Congo's Bosco Ntaganda in ICC Custody

From BBC News on 3/22/13:

"Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda has left Rwanda and is on the way to The Hague in the custody of the International Criminal Court.

Gen Ntaganda, a key figure in the conflict in eastern DR Congo, surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali on Monday.

The ICC has charged him with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, which Gen Ntaganda denies.

His first appearance before judges is scheduled for next Tuesday.

"This is a good day for victims in the DRC and for international justice," ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme."

I'm curious: those of you that keep up with the events in DR Congo and the proceedings of the ICC, what impact, if any, do you anticipate this recent development might have, not just in DRC, but in the ICC's quest to bring other suspected war criminals to justice?

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