This is a digitally generated image of what a city might look like after a war.
Urban spaces are a repository of people’s beliefs, memories and collective conscience.
Joseph Kony speaks to journalists in southern Sudan in November 2006.
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The Ugandan militant remains on the run despite a US$5 million bounty on his head for war crimes committed between 1987 and 2006.
LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court in 2016.
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Dominic Ongwen was the first person to use the defence of duress at the International Criminal Court.
Jacinda Ardern addressing the UN General Assembly in September 2022.
Small states have limited power to influence global events, but New Zealand can still up its game in an increasingly lawless and dangerous world.
William Ruto (L, back row), Henry Kosgey (C, back row) and radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang (R, back row), at the ICC in 2011, charged in connection with post-election violence.
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The ICC can still reopen cases against President William Ruto and his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta if it lands solid evidence.
Supporters of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrate after the ICC dropped charges against him in 2014.
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Research in Kenya finds victims or witnesses to violence are less likely to buy into anti-International Criminal Court political narratives.
A protest against police brutality outside parliament buildings in Nairobi.
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A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
The Ukrainian president says the country will set up its own system for prosecuting Russian soldiers for war crimes.
William Ruto at the International Criminal Court in May 2013.
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For the ICC, the case against Paul Gicheru represents the possibility for the court to clock a win where so far it has only suffered losses.
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The International Criminal Court has handed arrest warrants for only three heads of state. Could Putin be next?
The International Criminal Court is launching an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine. But significant hurdles remain, and it’s uncertain anyone will ever be brought to justice.
Guillaume Soro’s conviction is seen as an attempt to exclude him from the presidential elections scheduled for late October.
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It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
Sudanese protestors celebrate a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body, in the capital Khartoum, recently.
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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.
Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in Khartoum on December 14, 2019. He was later sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.
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The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
Members of the NGO ‘SOS Mediterranee’ during the rescue of more than 250 migrants on a wooden boat off the Libyan coast.
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The ICC may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse.
Congolese Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom during the closing statements of his trial in The Hague.
Ntaganda’s conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today’s supporters of the ICC often invoke the country’s Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
Migrant boat spotted by Moonbird aircraft on May 29 in the Mediterranean.
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate EU over its policy of deterring migrants from crossing the Mediterrean, the world’s deadliest border.
Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is seen in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in 2018.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.