Conspiracy theories: the West says the killers were Russian-backed separatists while Moscow claims the missile was fired by Ukrainian air force. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

Who knew what and when? The answers to those questions have turned many a chain of what seemed at first to be chaotic events into that worst nightmare(...)

Croatia’s justice minister Orsat Miljenic (left) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selkovic prior to a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague  yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another hurdle to improved relations between Croatia and Serbia was removed yesterday when the United Nations’ highest court ruled the two countries(...)

Facebook: in a world where hacking is increasingly the criminals’ tool of choice, how well-equipped are we to drive cyber investigations in pursuit of crucial evidence?  Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

How is the criminal justice system learning to cope with the unique complexities of digital evidence, with the analysis of mobile phone data, satellit(...)

The moment the gunman is arrested in the studio for disrupting the evening news, reportedly demanding airtime. Photograph: AFP Photo/ANP/NOS

Security has been stepped up in Hilversum, the home of Dutch broadcasting, after a 19-year-old man carrying a fake gun forced his way into national ne(...)

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb: ‘If you don’t like it here because some humourists are publishing a little newspaper you don’t like, may I say that you should just f*** off.’ Photograph: Robert Vos/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch are famously straight-talking, but even they were left with their jaws in their laps in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings when the(...)

Dutch cartoonist Bernard Willem Holtrop, aka Willem, who lives in France and has contributed to Charlie Hebdo from the very first issue. Photograph: Pierre Duffour/AFP/Getty Images

An award-winning Dutch cartoonist who has worked with Charlie Hebdo since it opened in 1970 travelled by train to Paris on Wednesday morning – and (...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta: his case “has created a playbook for countries wanting to frustrate ICC proceedings”, according to law professor Eugene Kontorovich. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Still smarting from the collapse of the case against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, and the suspension of its Darfur investigation, the Internationa(...)

Workers transport wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the site of the aircraft crash near the village of Hrabove in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, earlier this month. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

It was just what relatives of the 298 passengers and crew who died on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 did not need to hear. Days before Christm(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders: “I said what millions of people think and believe. The public prosecutors should be going after jihadists instead of me.”   Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders remains unrepentant after being told he is to be prosecuted for inciting hatred and discrimination towards Mor(...)

The ICC has been identified as the one potential source of justice if alleged CIA torturers and their masters are to be called to account. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Politics and the law are uneasy bedfellows, as the International Criminal Court (ICC) found to its cost earlier this month with the unedifying collaps(...)