The evidence suggests that atrocities committed against civilians and communities were indeed intended to destroy an identifiable group.
Ukraine is seeking compensation from Russia in the case, but the International Court of Justice needs to agree to hear it first.
Governments and activist groups are bringing environmental issues to international courts. They argue that the impact of climate change and environmental issues affect human rights.
The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
As they negotiate with Mauritius, British leaders are mostly interested in securing guarantees that America’s military interests will not be harmed by a transfer of authority to Port Louis.
Thanks to Vanuatu, a vote at the next UN General Assembly could open the floodgates to international climate litigation.
Small states have limited power to influence global events, but New Zealand can still up its game in an increasingly lawless and dangerous world.
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’.
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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.