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Cuban President Castro holds the hands of Colombia’s President Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono. Havana, September 23 2015. Alexandre Meneghini/REUTERS

Could the peace deal in Colombia be a model for other conflicts?

The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict.
There are lessons to be learnt about the ICC from the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed in 1928. It failed to prevent the outbreak of war but brought war criminals to justice later. Reuters

ICC: sad lesson of lofty ideals trumped by reality repeats itself

The ICC has not lived up to its noble intentions of making the world more just. Its failure echoes that of the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, which set out to banish wars and to settle disputes peacefully.
Lack of evidence. EPA/Peter de Jong

If Uhuru Kenyatta trial falls apart, the ICC may be doomed

Uhuru Kenyatta, incumbent president of Kenya, has finally appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He is charged with murder, forcible transfer, rape, persecution, and other…
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court in The Hague yesterday. He has been accused of organising mass ethnic violence. EPA/PETER DE JONG

The International Criminal Court on trial as it takes on a President

The first appearance of a head of state at the International Criminal Court at The Hague yesterday was a landmark event. But instead of getting any closer to the truth about who was behind violence that…
Who will deliver justice to the civilian victims of the Syrian conflict if not a properly constituted international court? EPA

US shift on ICC and Syria gives hope but sceptics right to be wary

The Obama administration has decided to back a push to have the International Criminal Court (ICC) open a formal, United Nations-sanctioned investigation into potential Syrian war crimes, according to…
Gender justice: women take more prominent roles on ICC than other courts. ICC-CPI

Justice for women depends on International Criminal Court

The African Union will hold a summit from October 11-13 to consider a mass withdrawal of the 34 African member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This would be in response to the trials…
Accused: Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto in the dock at the ICC this week. ICC-CPI

International Criminal Court is not just for hunting Africans

The first of what are arguably the two most important trials in the short history of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have begun. Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, stood in the dock this week…
Jubiliant Libyans celebrate the arrival of rebel forces in central Tripoli. AAP

Libya: the death throes of the Gaddafi regime

The situation in Libya remains fluid but with armed rebel fighters now in Green Square in central Tripoli, it appears the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is in its final hours. Two of the dictator’s…

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