The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
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Environmental destruction remains an unofficial crime, but activists and scholars want it recognised.
An Indigenous lawyer makes the case that what happened to Indigenous children who went to residential schools is genocide and the case should be tried by the International Criminal Court.
Neither Israel nor Hamas will listen to New Zealand directly, but there is still more parliament can do to promote international peace efforts.
Robertson’s book is a call to action for ‘Magnitsky laws’ to be introduced in Australia, which impose sanctions and travel bans on individuals for human rights abuses.
Despite the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into potential war crimes dating back to 2014, legal accountability will likely remain elusive.
The International court did not allow Dominic Ongwen’s background to colour the legal determination of his criminal liability.
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 International Criminal Court has been called to investigate the shooting of unarmed protesters in Lagos.
The Trump administration’s overt transgressions of international norms embolden other world leaders to violate human rights.
The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump’s executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.
The court has focused on African cases to the exclusion of developed countries, as well as developing regions such as Latin America.
For democracy to work in Kenya the country needs good leadership. Politicians must uphold the constitution to infuse trust and confidence in state institutions.
The court’s decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Given the contested success of transitional justice in Rwanda, the arrest showcases the mixed record of international justice.
There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan’s clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
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.
The AU’s new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.