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.
Plenty of African states bristle at the rest of the world's eagerness to prosecute crimes committed on the continent. Some are finding other ways to do it.
In December 1966, international law created several degrees of separation between different sets of human rights. Today, we must fix this.
Britain has a number of bilateral treaties with Eastern European countries that will remain after Brexit.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
You might be familiar with Article 50, but Article 127 of another European treaty could be as important when it comes to Brexit.
The extradition process for Australian citizen Neil Prakash could be prolonged, as Turkey and other countries may want to interrogate him or seek his extradition.
Donald Trump will soon have command of thousands of nuclear weapons. This presents a new and unknown threat to global security - and an urgent incentive for all states to ban nuclear weapons.
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.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.