Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
Destroying the Amazon rainforest will accelerate climate change, harming millions. Can those responsible be prosecuted?
Ntaganda's conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it's committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.
The massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in a few days in 1995 must never be forgotten.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
As reports of crimes against humanity mount, Colombia's post-conflict justice system is still moving desperately slowly.
Writing about Rwanda sometimes gives the impression of crossing a minefield. It is not a question of controversies between researchers but of denunciation and intimidation.
It is shocking to see the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres in 1994.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.