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.
Violence against religious minorities around the world prompted the United Nations to mark a day for the victims in 2019. Here is a roundup of some key events around the world.
Dozens of Muslim-majority countries are asking the UN's International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute a 2017 massacre in Myanmar that killed an estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims.
A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar's military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Interviews with the Yazidi survivors of IS attacks that killed 3,100 people in 2014 reveal the emotional, cultural and spiritual scars of religious persecution.
A recent vote in the US House of Representatives recognised the Armenian massacre of 1915 as a genocide in a significant moment for the Armenian diaspora.
The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.