The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
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.
How pirates helped to shape international criminal law.
The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
One of the most pressing issues in the region that Indonesia must deal with as a new UN Security Council non-permanent member is the Rohingya crisis.
As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
Since India established itself as the driving force 20 years ago, cricket has become an exception to Western dominance of global sports.
An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.
IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it's committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.