Biden Likely to Lift Sanctions on ICC Chief Prosecutor
But it’s unlikely the next U.S. administration will be able to fully embrace the International Criminal Court as the shadow of American prosecutions still lingers.
Assad’s Horrible War Crimes Are Finally Coming to Light Under Oath
A German court is exposing Syria’s systemic atrocities—and ending any hopes of international reconciliation with the regime.
The United States Has Nothing to Fear From the ICC
The Trump administration’s crusade against the International Criminal Court is misguided and will harm long-term U.S. interests.
Trump Order Treats International Prosecutors Like War Criminals
A new executive order would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on staff of the International Criminal Court.
If a Torturer Switches Sides, Does He Deserve Mercy?
A Syrian official goes on trial this week for war crimes. His defense centers on the rebels who helped him defect—and now want nothing to do with him.
How to Keep the Colombian Peace Deal Alive
In the wake of the announcement that a few ex-FARC commanders have rearmed, it's more important than ever for the government to uphold its development promises.
Don’t Give Up on the ICC
The International Criminal Court has many flaws, but abandoning it now would give free rein to war criminals and open the door to impunity.
Document of the Week: U.N. Calls Out Syrian Propaganda Over Hospital Attacks
Assad’s shaky case for innocence in the face of war crimes charges crumbles at the United Nations.
Americans Want Their Leaders to Obey the Laws of War
New research claims that the U.S. public doesn’t care about protecting enemy civilians. It is wrong—and dangerous.
Duterte Turns Death Squads on Political Activists
Government-backed vigilantes in the Philippines are targeting farmers and protesters.
‘Game of Thrones,’ War Crimes, and the American Conscience
Audience anger serves as a warning about indiscriminate violence.
America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
The State of War
The world is more peaceful than ever, except when it comes to state violence against citizens.
The FBI Is Dismantling Its War Crimes Unit
The closure has raised concerns that perpetrators of torture and genocide will be free to act with impunity.
Shame on the Arabs
Many Arab rulers have revealed their moral bankruptcy by rekindling ties with Syria and embracing a war criminal.