The Woodenbridge World War One Memorial Garden in Co Wicklow was opened today. The memorial commemorates the 1,200  men from all areas of County Wicklow who died in the First World War. Photograph: Jack McManus 2:36

John Redmond’s successful campaign to get the Third Home Rule bill on to the statute books was a “monumental achievement”, the Minister for Foreign Af(...)

 Ms Justice  Maureen Harding Clark. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A retired High Court judge has said she asked the former minister for justice Alan Shatter to establish an inquiry into a Co Limerick direct provision(...)

Montesr Baker (12) was playing with his cousins at the beach of Gaza City when Israeli missilies killed four of them on July 16th, 2014.

Israel’s chief military prosecutor has ordered criminal investigations into two of the most high-profile incidents in the recent Gaza war – the kil(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta had pleaded not guilty to five counts of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The trial of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, the most important in the 12-year history of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will not open as s(...)

A man walks  debris caused by fighting in the Syrian war in Ain Tarma in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus yesterday. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters.

At least 191,369 people had been killed in Syria’s conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an un(...)

Long road to justice

The conviction and sentencing in Phnom Penh on Thursday of leaders of the Khmer Rouge to life terms for crimes against humanity will bring only a part(...)

Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said today after meeting prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that there was “clear evidence” that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.  Photograph: EPA

Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said today after meeting prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that there was “clear evidence” (...)

More and more Syrian rebels are defecting to join the ultra-hardline Islamic State insurgency, said UN human rights investigators. A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Isis) waves an their flag in Raqqa in June. File.  Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

More and more Syrian rebels are defecting to join the ultra-hardline Islamic State insurgency, said UN human rights investigators yesterday, in what t(...)

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(...)

Israeli tanks manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip. The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way to the Middle East today to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way to the Middle East today to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. At an e(...)