Countries would likely need to set up new courts to prosecute Vladimir Putin for illegally invading Ukraine – but this isn’t a sure bet he would ever be held accountable for his crimes.
The reasons for the prominence of the Ukraine war in the West are many – and include the Ukrainian government’s strategic efforts to tailor presentations of the conflict for Western sensibilities.
The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
Maxime Mokom is an ordinary man who came to reflect a specific vision of the Central African society, one that exclude other fellow citizens in the name of being a ‘true central African’.
UN peacekeeping and security efforts have always been plagued by the Security Council veto. But moves are afoot to solve this problem.
The IPCC’s latest climate report discusses how colonialism has shaped climate, a breakthrough for the climate justice movement.
Cities have the authority and duty to consider children’s rights as part of climate change responses.
India has stood apart from other major democracies in failing to offer a full-throated condemnation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Here’s why.
The creation of the G5 Sahel added to the traffic of security groupings in the region
An expert on the history and politics of the UN says that the Security Council’s failure to intervene in Ukraine is a “black eye,” but the panel’s inability to act is not a design flaw.
Russia has used similar tactics in both countries, including bombings that flatten homes, schools, hospitals and key infrastructure. The humanitarian needs are vast.
500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
None of the available methods for holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable are likely to actually punish him, and they may even make new atrocities more likely.
All countries that criminalise women having sex with other women should immediately repeal these laws.
Plastic waste is a huge problem. To fix it, we need systemic change, not just a focus on picking it up or recycling plastic once it becomes rubbish.
While the ruling is binding, it is not enforceable. Still, it could compel other nations to support Ukraine’s cause.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety