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 Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for repentence for the divisions caused by the schism between the Protestant and Catholic faiths.
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence without pardoning her.
State killings are the latest demonstration of the country's regression.
International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.
Research has shed new light on whether we prefer policies that would benefit ourselves or our descendants.
Self-determination, freedom of thought, choice of risk arguably have freed society, but then there's inequality, ill-health and narcissism.
As Putin's Russia flexes its muscles, there are concerns over the future of the alliance without US leadership.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
A small bronze statue in Busan has kicked off a surprisingly big argument.
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.
When politicians win by stoking nationalism and isolationism, who will be brave enough to walk the harder path?
UK diplomats are thoroughly briefed on the pitfalls that could trap them on overseas service.
With a second Scottish referendum 'all but inevitable', here's a strange pill for the nationalists to swallow.
What was already an uneasy alliance first turned sour, and then utterly disintegrated. Where did it all go wrong?
The world may feel polarised, but most people chop and change their views.
As pressure mounts, the prime minister needs to prove that her thinking is not 'muddled' on some key issues.
The 'hero' of one year can prove to be the villain of later ones.
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.