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.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
Iraq has asked the US to start withdrawing troops. If it doesn't, that's a breach of international law.
The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence relevant to the genocide charges against it. But compliance is not guaranteed.
When a bushfire burns is one country, smoke drift means it can become the world's problem. But the law lacks the teeth to hold those responsible to account.
The US and other countries set up the modern system of international law after World War II. Does the US killing of an Iranian general violate those laws? What about Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq?
Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases in response to the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. But war seems unlikely at this point.
Investors in the private companies that Labour plans to nationalise are likely to seek compensation for their losses.
What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?
Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
Trump officials plan to send asylum seekers from the US to El Salvador while their claims are processed. That would expose these vulnerable people to grave dangers, says a political violence expert.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
NASA is reportedly investigating the first alleged crime in space. But criminal jurisdiction aboard the International Space Station is much more straightforward than it would be for space tourists.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
A decision-making process that relies on intuitive feelings rather than careful deliberation invites a host of biases that make bad decisions and disproportional consequences far more likely.
Though they were against climate action, the neocons showed that diplomacy can successfully be ignored when facing a huge threat.
The attempt to grapple with genocide by the MMIWG commission is about more than simply applying international law to the facts. It's also about decolonizing the international law of genocide itself.