>"The three men are not expected in The Hague anytime soon. Nevertheless, some politicians and diplomats say they see arrest warrants as useful tools against political leaders once they are identified as potential war criminals. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, wanted by the court on genocide charges, retains strong support at home but has been forced to skip several international meetings for fear of arrest.
Even leaders from countries friendly to Mr. Bashir have kept him at bay by saying that envoys from other countries would refuse to attend gatherings with him. Mr. Bashir, who was traveling to China on Monday, had to postpone his meetings with Chinese officials when he was forced to change his flight plans after a request not to go through Turkmenistan’s airspace."<
The warrent identifies them & makes them pariahs.