Former Congolese rebel warlord, Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Under the Rome Statute, court ordered reparations are available to victims after the accused is found guilty. In the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, this involves over 5,000 victims.
Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic appears in court in The Hague.
Former commander of the Bosnian Serb army Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Survivors of the atrocities have today welcomed the long-awaited news.
General Ratko Mladić – convicted of war crimes and genocide.
Bosnian Serb general found guilty of genocide.
Former general Mladić during proceedings in January.
Forensic science of the dead helps to convict the living responsible.
Smoke from an airstrike rises in the background as a man flees during fighting between Iraqi special forces and IS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on May 17, 2017.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
Ten months of data reveal some alarming trends.
Getting it wrong: the ICC’s headquarters in The Hague.
Why would the US and UK want to suppress the work of a post-war human rights effort?
Colombian soliders on parade in Bogota.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
It seems the culprits in a "cash-for-kills" scheme that claimed thousands of lives might find a way to wriggle out of the peace process.
Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera inspects a guard of honor in Ivory Coast.
Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
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.
EPA/Zouhir Al Shimale
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.