Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the frontrunner in the presidential election. He was defence secretary during his brother Mahinda's presidency when the government is accused of numerous wartime atrocities.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.
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.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.
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.
A potentially historic ruling on genocide by a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday could unsettle understandings of the past among Cambodians - and create a precedent in international law.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
When it comes to preventing air strikes on civilians, the law of the arms trade is clear. Why is it so hard for countries to observe it?
A new report recommends the UN Security Council refer members of the Myanmar military – and potentially some Rohingya forces – to the International Criminal Court.
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.
The massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in a few days in 1995 must never be forgotten.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
If Americans remember My Lai, they likely know that something awful happened there. On this 50th anniversary, it is worth recalling the grotesque details, in the hope of preventing a future My Lai.
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.
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.
Bosnian Serb general found guilty of genocide.
Forensic science of the dead helps to convict the living responsible.
Ten months of data reveal some alarming trends.