Raping women and beheading children is not a struggle for human rights or freedom, it is a massacre
Alieu Kosiah maintains he is innocent and has requested a full acquittal
The US is attempting to help Kyiv’s war effort while not being seen as a direct belligerent
The fact that mass killings should still take place in our modern world shows that we need to do more to oppose it
Examples from the past 10 years illustrate a growing trend to avoid or slow down extradition proceedings to other countries or transfers to international entities
A decade after the photojournalist’s death his family wants his remains found and to know the circumstances in which he died
The cycles of violence can be broken by the truth, reparations and guarantees of peace for the victims of the war
Amnesty International has released a report that implicates Al-Shabaab, the military and mercenaries in atrocities in Cabo Delgado province
On 27 January, the world remembers the victims of the Holocaust, but it is also worth remembering the victims of Germany’s other, earlier genocide in Namibia. A rare book, commissioned by Britain in the early 1900s, stands as a record of the crimes against the Herero and the Nama
Explosive witness testimony from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda implicates Paul Kagame and the RPF in mass killings before, during and after the 1994 genocide.
International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well placed to do this. Domestic prosecutions based on universal jurisdiction are on the rise
Washington threatened a veto if the text spoke of reproductive rights
Between 2015 and the end of 2017, South Africa transferred $62-million worth of major conventional weapons to the UAE
A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague
The commission will hold witness hearings into Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression, opening the way to prosecuting those responsible
Liberians are asking why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during Liberia’s two civil wars
In the "war the world forgot", the international community won’t react to the human rights violations which will leave 6.8 million hungry.
Bemba’s MLC troops helped put down an attempted coup in neighbouring CAR, in months-long campaign of horrific abuses against civilian population.
The trial of the Chad dictator in Senegal shows that war and other similar crimes need not be heard in The Hague.
The trial and judgment on the continent has been hailed by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and other countries and organisations.
Humanitarian workers and activists say the government has repeatedly delayed access for relief and aid, potentially in violation of a truce agreement.
An appeals court ruling that denied alleged war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali from Somalia immunity from prosecution in the US is only a partial success.
The organisation wants senior military officers investigated for war crimes including murder, starvation, suffocation and torture.
Many of the nations fighting the terror group have themselves been accused of human rights abuses and even of war crimes.
The former Bosnian leader’s legal advisor says he is not guilty of genocide because there is no "evidence" he knew about the massacre.
Africans say the focus on its leaders is proof that the International Criminal Court is just an expensive and elaborate sham, writes Tim Murithi.
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s 50-year prison sentence has been upheld, making it likely that he’ll spend the rest of his life in jail.
A Montenegrin warlord has been jailed for 45 years for murder, rape and torture of non-Serb civilians in Sarajevo in the Bosnian war.
Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has begun his appeal against a 50-year prison sentence handed down by Sierra Leone’s UN-backed special court.
The International Criminal Court’s acquittal of a Congolese militia leader on war crimes charges has sparked a storm of criticism.
Atrocities such as the killing of children become an ordinary act of violence with a sectarian component.
Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has accused UN prosecutors of paying witnesses to testify against him as he addressed a war crimes court in The Hague.