Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
'Show trials' by dictatorships have repeatedly been shown to have no basis in law.
Providers of humanitarian aid haven't been able to reach civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region. There are also reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed.
Despite the government agreeing in principle to the royal commission's recommendations, nothing is set in stone — including findings of fact.
In Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, NGO policies directing children’s welfare ignore indigenous knowledge on childhood, and how it can aid the sustainable implementation of interventions.
A change of government in the USA means less risk of 'space war' and more hope for peaceful cooperation.
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.
What's really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?
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.
Australia is a nation of enthusiastic travellers. But coronavirus has radically changed our capacity to go and be overseas.
Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.
Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
An EU decision on international data movements shows Australia's rules for safeguarding personal information may need a rethink.
Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging 'dark fleets' of fishing boats.
Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China's Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?
In time of crisis like today, instead of blaming one another, countries should foster international cooperation.
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.