Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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Some worry the US is losing its global moral authority under the Trump administration. But a close look at history reveals US leadership is not as strong as it seems.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returned to Khartoum, after evading possible arrest in South Africa in 2015.
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.
The rules of engagement regulate the conduct of Australian troops in conflict areas.
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.
The timing of Chelsea Manning’s commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
A child sleeps while waiting to be evacuated from war-torn eastern Aleppo.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Syrian people from the conflict that has torn their lives apart – so now is the time for a "coalition of the obligated" to step in.
Omar al-Bashir (centre, blue suit) at the infamous 2015 African Union summit in Johannesburg.
Arguably Africa's most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world's most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
Demands for justice for the victims of Flight MH17, including war crimes prosecutions for those responsible, persist.
The Lockerbie trial illustrates several challenges that are likely to arise again in the pursuit of justice for those killed on Flight MH17.
Millions were spent supporting an extradition process to make the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljković somebody else’s problem.
Historically, Australia’s broader policy approach to war crimes and war criminals has lacked a clear and coherent foundation.
Under proposed changes, the war crime of murder would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
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Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
We're unlikely to see the Syrian leader face charges for crimes against humanity any time soon.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo enters the court room of the ICC.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It's a significant case, but not the historic victory it's been hailed as.
Karadžić in court.
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Former Bosnian Serb leader guilty of one count of genocide and numerous war crimes after 18 months of deliberation.
A four year trial and several years of deliberation later, and an international tribunal is to decide on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Nearly three decades after the horrific gas attack by Saddam Hussein, Kurds are waiting for the world to recognise a genocide.
Laurent Gbagbo at the ICC.
How can the International Criminal Court serve justice in a climate of intense rumour and bitter suspicion?
Defendants in the dock at the Nuremberg trials.
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The trials weren't perfect, but the Allies had wanted to shoot the defendants, so at least the world learned something about justice.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma being welcomed on his arrival in Khartoum by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year.
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South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value. The country will continue to have obligations to binding decisions taken by the UN Security Council – including those pertaining to the court.
The reconstructed front of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014.
A Dutch Safety Board report is crucial to the progress of the ongoing criminal investigation into downed flight MH17.