Justice

Missing Ayotzinapa students' parents march on the fifth anniversary of their disappearance in Iguala, Mexico.

For Mexico’s President, Forced Disappearances Could Make or Break the Justice System

A new investigation into the 2014 Ayotzinapa case may bring more answers but doesn’t guarantee real changes.

Protesters wave an Armenian national flag in Yerevan on May 2, 2018.

How Old Courts Derail New Democracies

For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.

People demonstrate in support of Operation Car Wash and against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on April 7.

Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures

Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.

A French woman, Djamila Boutoutaou, attends her trial at the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad on April 17, 2018. She was sentenced to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State.

Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice

The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?

Heavy pollution surrounds the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown

CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.

Demonstrators during a march commemorating victims of Gambia's former regime, in Serekunda, on April 10, 2017.

Truth First, Reconciliation Later

After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won’t be easy.

Posters depicting slain Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres are carried during an International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 8, 2016. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

Honduran Activist’s Murder Trial Addresses Symptoms, Not Causes, of Violence

Seven men were convicted in the 2016 killing of environmental activist Berta Cáceres, but real accountability—and remedies for the corruption and insecurity plaguing Honduras—lag far behind.

An arrested woman appears before Iraqi judges in a makeshift courtroom in Baghdad on April 17. (Afshin Ismaeli/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women

The country isn't just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it's inviting a return to war.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with then-FBI Director James Comey at the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. (Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Launched Campaign to Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

The president targeted three bureau officials who could provide key testimony in the Mueller probe.

U.S. President Donald Trump during the college football national championship game on Jan. 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Last Week Was a Degrading Embarrassment. And a Microcosm of Trump.

It was a Category 5 blizzard of ignorance, crudeness, and recklessness.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House on June 6. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice.

Reza Zarrab is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at a police station in Istanbul on Dec. 17, 2013. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Gold Dealer Pleads Guilty in Politically Explosive Sanctions Trial

Reza Zarrab may reveal a sprawling bribery scheme touching the highest levels of the Turkish government.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.

People take part in a rally supporting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa on Nov. 5. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States Has a Lot Riding on the Honduras Election

Central America isn’t beyond repair, but there aren’t a lot of good people we can work with right now.

Paul Manafort leaves a federal courthouse following a hearing on Nov. 2, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Party’s Over for Washington’s Foreign Lobbyists

Paul Manafort's arrest was a sign that the Justice Department knows it's been too lax on foreign agents.

Former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort at Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 17, 2017. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Robert Mueller’s Opening Salvo Is a Show of Strength

A quick and dirty analysis on the Manafort and Papadopoulos cases.

The parliament building is pictured on October 29, 2016 in Reykjavik during the snap general election. 
Icelanders voted in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown. / AFP / Halldor KOLBEINS        (Photo credit should read HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal

The Icelandic prime minister’s links to a convicted rapist have once again put the democracy’s accountability to the test.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03:  U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House on his way to West Virginia on August 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. A grand jury has been impaneled by Speical Counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mueller Is Right to Follow the Money

Ignoring financial evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.

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The U.S. Is in Denial About the Civilians It’s Killing in Syria

The commanding general in the war against the Islamic State is ignoring mounting evidence that the coalition campaign has killed hundreds of innocents.

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