Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
U.S. Ramps Up Pressure on Venezuela, But Maduro Keeps Hanging On
The United States has announced new sanctions on Venezuela and may threaten further action—but there’s little sign that will bring the regime down anytime soon.
Trump Takes Aim at Iran, China, and the Global System in Big U.N. Speech
And draws a rare laugh from world leaders while boasting of his accomplishments.
John Bolton’s Obsession With the International Criminal Court Is Outdated
If Trump’s advisors are all off giving irrelevant speeches on old preoccupations, who is minding the president?
The End of Human Rights?
Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.
The Battle to Unearth Iraq’s Mass Graves
Thousands of Yazidis slaughtered by the Islamic State are awaiting exhumation. But a row between Baghdad and Erbil has left them in the ground for more than a year.
South African Court Tells Government It Can’t Withdraw From the ICC
In yet another blow to South African President Jacob Zuma’s government.
Why Russia Just Withdrew from the ICC
The ICC has had a rough year, and Russia just made things worse.
Exclusive: International Criminal Court Poised to Open Investigation into War Crimes in Afghanistan
The investigation could expose U.S. personnel to international justice inquiry for the first time.
Is the International Criminal Court Crumbling Before Our Eyes?
With three African countries giving notice that they intend to abandon the ICC, a coordinated exodus might soon be coming.
Gambia: The ICC Should Be Called the International Caucasian Court
Gambia is the latest country to leave the ICC>
Burundi Promised More Countries Would Withdraw from the ICC. Now South Africa Has.
Now that Burundi and South Africa have moved to leave the ICC, more African countries are expected to follow.
Washington Is Unhappy That Burundi Is ‘Very Happy’ to Be Leaving the ICC
The Burundian government wants to leave the International Criminal Court. They're well on their way.
Teenager Arrested for Making a Clock Now Being Trolled for Visiting the White House
Sen. Ted Cruz and Twitter trolls aren't happy about Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, visiting the White House.
Omar al-Bashir Just Made a Mockery of International Justice. Again.
South Africa just let the dictator of Sudan fly home — that's bad news for the International Criminal Court.
How to Avoid Getting Hauled Before The Hague
Yes, Palestine just became a member of the International Criminal Court. But Israel can still avoid global humiliation -- by subjecting itself to genuine self-scrutiny.
Stalling Justice in Sri Lanka
Reversing course on corruption, Tamil persecution, and Sinhala ethnic triumphalism might finally be happening with a new government in Colombo. But a disturbing dark reality remains: the absence of justice for the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians in "No Fire Zones" at the civil war's end in 2009.
To Forgive a Warlord
The wheels of justice are turning for Joseph Kony's top deputies. But could rehashing the worst days of the Lord’s Resistance Army at The Hague tear Uganda apart?