Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
Countries would likely need to set up new courts to prosecute Vladimir Putin for illegally invading Ukraine – but this isn’t a sure bet he would ever be held accountable for his crimes.
The first war crimes charges are being laid against Russian soldiers in Ukraine, but will the architects of the war face justice?
Odinga is considered a master strategist, sometimes populist and excellent mobiliser.
With evidence mounting of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, what options beyond trade sanctions should New Zealand now consider?
As terrible images from Bucha and other Ukrainian towns are shown around the world, Russian authorities continue to frame their invasion as a fight for their country’s survival.
President Biden said that Vladimir Putin had committed war crimes, after news emerged of mass civilian murders in Bucha, Ukraine. Three stories from our archive explain what this means.
None of the available methods for holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable are likely to actually punish him, and they may even make new atrocities more likely.
Opinion polls, not all credible, have placed Ruto in pole position for the August elections - but the political ground could shift before then.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
The next steps in the investigation that could result in indictments for alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Fresh efforts to capture Kony comes amid growing influence of Russia in the Central African Republic.
Whether or not elections will be able to seal the breach in the Libyan polity remains an open question.
Criminalising ecocide means its victims will be able to receive reparations, helping to rebuild destroyed ecosystems and communities.
The Taliban is responsible for atrocities dating back to the 1990s, but has never been held responsible. The international community can play a role in ending the impunity.
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.
Plus, why sarcasm is so difficult for children to understand – and how to help them. Listen to episode 23 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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.