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’.
President Biden said that Vladimir Putin had committed war crimes, after news emerged of mass civilian murders in Bucha, Ukraine. Three stories from our archive explain what this means.
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.
The case raises the question of what happens when a court that’s designed to keep international peace starts assigning crippling damage awards.
By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
Australia has maintained military and trade ties with Myanmar. If Myanmar is not fully complying with the ICJ order, this puts Canberra in a sticky position.
The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.
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.
A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar’s military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius’s favour, the implications could be huge.
After a tense election campaign, India will have a seat at this important table, while Britain is left out in the cold.
UN appointments frequently centre as much on politics as they do on qualifications for the role.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Darren Kindleysides and Don Rothwell on how Australia won a case against Japan's whaling activities at the International Court of Justice.
Whatever the limitations of mediation – even a painfully slow one – Malawi stands to gain more from a consensual resolution in the boundary dispute with Tanzania.
How long does it take to make peace? Decades after the end of the Bosnian war, just one in six residents felt that country had reached reconciliation.
The use of nuclear weapons – arguably the most devastating of all weapons of mass destruction – is currently not necessarily prohibited under international law.
There are fears that the withdrawal of countries from the ICC would mark the end of international criminal justice in Africa. This need not be the case.
Japan’s whaling fleet will leave port today to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean as part of its new scientific program, NEWREP-A.