Unlike most domestic criminal law, the laws governing the behaviour of Australian armed forces apply to criminal conduct alleged to have taken place overseas.
The push for accountability in Syria exposes the challenges of international criminal justice.
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.
The special protection offered via international law is not enough to keep journalists reporting on conflict zones and assuage concerns about free speech.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions of people who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
President Trump's erratic decision making is strengthening international law by upping the focus on the legality of his actions at home and abroad
The recent American airstrike in Syria has created a new norm in international law sanctioning the unilateral use of force to punish those who deploy chemical weapons against their own people.
The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
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.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
Japan claims that the placement of “comfort girl” statues outside the Japanese legations in South Korea violates international law, but state practice and jurisprudence suggests otherwise.
Torture is the ultimate abuse of state power over the individual. If the US returns to using it, all hell could break loose.
The UK has yet to properly grapple with its past complicity in prisoner abuses and torture.
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.
Japan is once again allegedly killing whales in Antarctica. But after taking Japan to international court in 2014, there's not much Australia can do.