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A red marks the face of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, on a wanted poster at the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit office in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won’t be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s legal team at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar’s military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
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.
Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor (2017). Impossible living conditions force people to migrate. It is time to collect a “destruction tax” on arms transactions ?
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Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a “destruction tax”?
Where’s the evidence?
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Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
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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.
For many victims of violence, the police are a large part of the problem.
How our work with Indian police is helping women and girls find justice.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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Some worry the US is losing its global moral authority under the Trump administration. But a close look at history reveals US leadership is not as strong as it seems.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
Omar al-Bashir (centre, blue suit) at the infamous 2015 African Union summit in Johannesburg.
Arguably Africa’s most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world’s most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
Laurent Gbagbo at the ICC.
How can the International Criminal Court serve justice in a climate of intense rumour and bitter suspicion?
Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses members of the UN Security Council in Khartoum in 2008.
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Omar al-Bashir’s planned trip to New York to address a summit on sustainable development at the UN General Assembly involves considerable reputational risk for the US.