Forensic experts from the Netherlands check bodybags holding the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, before their transfer by train froim Torez to Kharkiv. The bodies of Dutch victims are to arrive in Eindhoven by military transport aircraft on Wednesday. Photograpgh: Robert Ghement/ EPA

As the remains of those killed on Flight MH17 arrive back in the Netherlands on Wednesday, the Dutch public prosecutor has begun a preliminary investi(...)

Bosnian women of the Srebrenica Mothers’ Association listen to the announcement that the Dutch state was responsible for the deaths of more than 300 Srebrenica victims in a court ruling in The Hague yesterday. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

It is difficult to believe, but 19 years after the Srebrenica massacre, newly identified bodies are still being laid to rest almost daily. Senad Began(...)

Dutch court: Women overtook men on the Dutch bench in 2008, and since then the imbalance has become more and more pronounced.     Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

Court authorities in the Netherlands are considering the extraordinary step of using positive discrimination to help more male lawyers become judges (...)

A computer-generated image of what the International Criminal Court in The Hague will look like

There has to be a certain irony in the fact that work is underway on a grand new €190 million, 55,000sq m permanent headquarters for the International(...)

A Serbian policeman stands in front of the bodies of ethnic Albanian rebels from the KLA-Kosovo Liberation Army in the village of Rogovo,  80km (50 miles) southwest of Pristina, in  1999. Photograph: Dudas Szabolcs/AP

A new international court, funded by the European Union, is expected to begin hearings in the Netherlands as (...)

American support for Israel

Sir, – In his response to Eamonn McCann’s column on US support of Israel, Dermot Meleady (April 12th) asserts that the term “occupied territori(...)

Workers butcher a Baird’s beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo. File Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan has cancelled this year’s whale hunt off Antarctica just days after an international court ruled against the killings. Prime Minis(...)

Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No 3 sprays water cannons at anti-whaling Sea Shepherd activists in a dinghy  in the Southern Ocean in February 2011. The International Court of Justice has said no further scientific whaling licences should be issued. Photograph: Gary Stokes/Sea Shepherd/Reuters

Judges at the highest UN court today ordered Japan to halt whaling in the Antarctic - rejecting the country’s argument that the catch was for (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat after a meeting in Ramallah earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters

The Palestine Liberation Organisation, representing the Palestinians, has engaged deeply and with goodwill in a process that has been going on for 20 (...)

President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

It was a shame President Michael D Higgins wasn’t able to make Nicaragua the fourth stop on his tour of Latin America this week along with Mexico, El (...)