Read this short interview with a professor from Princeton last night who in my mind brings up a good idea: having the UN Security Council issue international death warrants for rouge dictators. I figured that this would make for some good debate.
In theory, it would work in conjunction with the International Criminal Court, who would essentially investigate and then give an opinion on the issue. From there the UN Security Council would then decide whether a death warrant would be issued. Of course, proving that crimes against humanity had been committed by a head of state is one thing and then actually doing something about it is another. Not to mention getting the whole security council to agree or at least have the permanent members not veto it is a whole other mess. Still though, in theory I like the idea, as it would give notice to dictators out there that the world will not tolerate the senseless slaughter of innocent people.