Kenya is often held up as a beacon of democracy in Africa, but as the latest election showed, it is not always pretty. Disputes started even before a winner was named.
A slew of international agencies are joining Ukrainian prosecutors to look into accusations of war crimes. It may be the biggest effort ever to hold war criminals to account.
A bill being drafted in the Senate would allow U.S. courts to try war crimes cases even if neither the perpetrators nor the victims are American.
U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.
Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.
Long after the fighting ends, any prosecutions and trials arising from it could be barely beginning. Here is a look at the complexities of bringing aggressors to justice.
The government is hamstrung from helping the world’s war-crimes court by two laws and a policy aimed at barring it from charging Americans.
If those in power act as if they are immune to the laws of war, it may be because they often are. But following through is not necessarily an empty exercise.
Posterity must know what really happened in Ukraine. Justice must be given a chance.
World leaders have vowed to hold President Vladimir V. Putin responsible for any atrocities by Russian forces. Past experience shows such cases take years to build and prosecute.
A brutal campaign against a rebellion in Western Sudan displaced millions and left the world aghast. Two decades later, the first and only war crimes trial has gotten underway.
The organization’s report is based on a series of interviews with eye witnesses, victims and local residents of Russia-occupied territories between Feb. 27 and March 14.
A day after President Biden’s remark, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he agreed. Experts warned of hurdles to a successful prosecution.
The populist president also promised a peaceful transition of power when his term ends next year.
Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the former heir apparent of the deposed Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, filed his candidacy papers on Sunday for the election expected next month.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who hopes to succeed Rodrigo Duterte as president, said Sara Duterte would effectively be his running mate.
The Human Rights Council appointed an expert to investigate abuses in the country since the military seized power on Oct. 25, and members called for the prime minister’s release.
The Brazilian president’s catastrophic leadership has been painstakingly laid bare.
The International Criminal Court will investigate the killings of thousands under President Rodrigo Duterte. His lawyer says it has no authority to do so.
The death came three days after the International Criminal Court’s departing chief prosecutor requested a full investigation into the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.
The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.
An unlikely alliance of rebels is laying siege to the capital, displacing about 200,000 people, after a disrupted election. Here is an explanation of a humanitarian crisis that gets scant attention.
The International Criminal Court on Friday said it has the authority to investigate alleged crimes in the occupied territories, in a ruling condemned by Israel and praised by Palestinians.
The leading opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, urged the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations that have intensified in the run-up to this month’s election.
The International Criminal Court’s decision angered rights activists, who had lobbied it to investigate Beijing’s repressive policies against Uighurs.
The International Criminal Court has released its latest report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.
The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.
Critics say the administration has targeted a human rights lawyer with economic penalties meant for warlords, dictators and authoritarian governments.
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.
Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign.
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, ousted in mass protests last year, is on trial for his role in the military coup that propelled him to power in 1989. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
The complaint at the International Criminal Court is the first of its kind to challenge Beijing on its crackdown on Muslims, but China does not accept the court’s jurisdiction.
Why is America attacking the International Criminal Court with economic pressure?
The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.
Ali Kushayb, a Sudanese militia leader charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has surrendered to the authorities.
Activists have described the case, which involves charges of crimes against humanity in the early stages of the Syrian civil war, as a first, limited step toward justice.
The decision by the International Criminal Court is the first time the prosecutor has been authorized to investigate U.S. forces.