The International Criminal Court sets a high bar for prosecuting heads of state for crimes committed while they are in power.
Maria Lvova-Belova, wanted by the ICC along with Vladimir Putin, is one of a handful of women to be prosecuted in international criminal law.
The International Criminal Court’s charges against Vladimir Putin are likely to have a minimal impact on him, but it does signal that wartime atrocities have consequences — and the world is watching.
The International Criminal Court issued its first arrest warrants for Russians allegedly responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.
The Ugandan militant remains on the run despite a US$5 million bounty on his head for war crimes committed between 1987 and 2006.
Many genocide classes review the Holocaust or Cambodia’s Killing Fields. A scholar wanted to show that genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing still happen today.
Dominic Ongwen was the first person to use the defence of duress at the International Criminal Court.
It is a war crime to intentionally attack aid workers, but providing aid in a war zone where force is used indiscriminately and mercenaries operate with scant regard to rules is extremely risky.
Ongwen’s case ends the blanket amnesty that African courts have always granted ex-child abductees over war crimes
Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
The Dutch example in the convictions relating to the MH17 crash is one other courts, including in Australia, should follow in response to Ukrainian war crimes.
Many Khmer Rouge leaders died before they could be indicted, and attempts to prosecute other suspects were blocked by the Cambodian government. Now, attention is turning to the tribunal’s legacy.
Two academics have identified the perpetrators of a massacre committed in 2013 by Syrian loyalist forces. An episode that says a lot about the reality of Syria in the last 10 years.
As Ukraine retakes parts of its northeastern region from Russia, the Kremlin continues to increasingly look to private military companies to fill in military power gaps.
Other recent conflicts that resulted in war crimes allegations help explain how complex it will be to gather evidence of war crimes in Ukraine – and provide answers for families of victims of the war.
Both Russia and Ukraine are signatories to the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war – how much it is being observed is another matter.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
The story behind the research can be as compelling as the results. Recording the effects of starvation, a group of Jewish doctors demonstrated their dedication to science – and their own humanity.
Soldier atrocities are shaped by our society, culture, and political fabric. Preventing them will require a comprehensive rethinking of policies, attitudes, and approaches to war.