A central question remains unresolved in the draft treaty: Is plastic pollution basically a waste management problem, or can it be solved only with a cap on production?
The UN secretary-general said neither side is justified in its actions against civilians. But holding them accountable for war crimes is extremely difficult.
Israel’s warning to civilians in Gaza of impending attacks must be ‘effective’ under international law, meaning it must not only reach people but allow them sufficient time to evacuate safely.
A scholar of the laws of war explores the complex issues raised by Israeli bombing of Gaza in retaliation for the slaughter of its citizens.
This unleashing of violence, including the initial acts and the response to them, inevitably leads to war crimes.
Ukraine is seeking compensation from Russia in the case, but the International Court of Justice needs to agree to hear it first.
The war crimes probe signals a new path for Canada that prioritizes international law and corrects past policy failures, while validating the experiences of Ukrainians.
The international community has also failed to protect civilians in Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Myanmar and Ethiopia, a genocide expert writes.
Since 2014, Australian officials have generally avoided using the terms “occupied” or “occupation” in relation to Palestine. That has now changed.
Deliberate policies set in place by European states and supported by the European Union lead directly to migrant deaths.
The Canadian government has already seized privately owned Russian assets. Here’s what it could do to legally seize state-owned assets and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine after the war.
UK law can do very little to prevent British children from being permanently separated from their mothers.
The US administration said that it had received ‘written assurances’ from Ukraine that it would use cluster bombs carefully. Nonetheless, the munition will provide an additional risk to civilians.
As drone strikes become a more routine part of warfare, a set of rules or standards that can help determine how they are used in warfare is needed, writes a former US diplomat.
As the drone market continues to expand, a set of rules or standards that can help determine how they are used in warfare is needed, writes a former US diplomat.
Digital evidence is becoming a routine fixture for war crimes investigations, including the one focused on Ukraine, changing the landscape for international tribunal investigations.
The International Criminal Court announced an arrest warrant for Putin and his children’s rights commissioner in March 2023, alleging the illegal abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.
Transboundary water cooperation can reduce conflict and promote sustainable development.
A Federal Court justice ruled four men, suspected ISIS members, must be repatriated to Canada from a Syrian detention camp. Here’s why the decision is flawed and an ongoing appeal is justified.
The International Criminal Court’s charges against Vladimir Putin are likely to have a minimal impact on him, but it does signal that wartime atrocities have consequences — and the world is watching.