There is no responsibility to protect people from pandemics – but the world must still safeguard those at risk of mass atrocities.
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.
The African Union's staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
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.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
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.
Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
Destroying the Amazon rainforest will accelerate climate change, harming millions. Can those responsible be prosecuted?
Ntaganda's conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it's committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.
The massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in a few days in 1995 must never be forgotten.