Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
The study of the Holocaust, as the ultimate example of genocide, allows teachers to raise the universal message of human rights abuses and mass violence.
When your ‘friend’ and biggest trading partner is accused of genocide you can’t ignore it. But meaningful change will take more than words.
The crowds that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 were not just engaged in an effort to support Trump. The symbols they carried were of an extreme form of anti-Semitism.
Foreign companies are failing to heed the UN call to stop doing business with Myanmar’s blood-stained military elite.
Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.
Australia has maintained military and trade ties with Myanmar. If Myanmar is not fully complying with the ICJ order, this puts Canberra in a sticky position.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China’s Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
The Bolsonaro government cannot simply allow Brazil’s out-of-control coronavirus pandemic to decimate its Indigenous population, Brazil’s Supreme Court says.
In July 1995, Serb forces murdered at least 7,000 Bosnian Muslims – an act so heinous it forced the US and UN to intervene in Bosnia’s war. What has the world learned since then about ethnic violence?
Indigenous communities were already suffering badly under Bolsonaro. Now, COVID-19 threatens their very survival.
The former president’s complex legacy has often been marred by violence.
The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
There is no responsibility to protect people from pandemics – but the world must still safeguard those at risk of mass atrocities.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
With the ICC facing intense criticism and scrutiny, its member states have met to create a plan to improve the court’s standing and performance.