The council has considered terrorism, nuclear weapons and international crime. But it has largely ignored the climate.
South Africa's relations with the US could sour under President Trump.
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
If states are permitted to determine when force is warranted, outside the existing legal framework, the legitimacy of that framework may be fatally undermined.
While the Syria strikes were clearly violating international law, using force to uphold the ban on chemical weapons is becoming acceptable in the international community.
The United Nations Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks — no matter how evil — without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.
The legal standards for military intervention are complicated and highly specific. It's not clear an attack on Syria would meet them.
A legal expert explains why Russia's accusations that the UK breached international law are unfounded.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
With much attention focused on military might and economic sanctions, there has been little focus on calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis.
The ICC has been criticised for not acting against South Africa after it failed to arrest Sudan's president in 2015. But, the court actually acted sensibly given the challenges it faces.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.
Iraqi Kurds will vote Yes to independence in September – and it could lead to trouble.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
An adversarial international commission of inquiry, similar to one instituted to resolve a dispute between Britain and Russia in 1905, could break the deadlock over the downed flight.
Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence.
The precise wording of UN resolutions and the smallest of concessions by Pyongyang are telltale signs that change is underway.
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
The world needs to take urgent steps to stop the threat of mass massacres in South Sudan with tough measures that must include direct legal and financial sanctions against the main protagonists.