UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

Radovan Karadzic listening to the verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands, last month. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Photograph: AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced last month to 40 years in jail for war crimes including the genocide of more than 8,000 Muslims(...)

Inés Rubio: “It’s my home away from home. I’ve lived in other places and I never felt the way I feel about Dublin and Ireland.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first time Inés Rubio played a Gaelic football match she didn’t even know the rules of the game. She had watched her boyfriend play a few matches(...)

Jean-Pierre Bemba was charged with two counts of crimes against humanity, involving murder and rape, as well as three counts of war crimes - murder, rape and pillaging - all connected to attacks in CAR between 2002 and 2003. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found guilty of war crimes in a trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC)(...)

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura: tasked with finding a formula both sides can accept. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/Getty Images

At the end of the first week of Syrian talks, Damascus and the main Syrian opposition coalition remain trapped in positions which will have to be aba(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir looks on ahead of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg June 14th, 2015. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s supreme court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by the government against a ruling that the state had made an error in letting Sudanese pre(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

A  woman flashes the sign for victory next to a fighter loyal to Libya’s eastern  government in Benghazi after it seized the centre of the eastern coastal city on Tuesday following  gains against Islamist militias including the Islamic State terrorist group. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

All sides in Libya have committed war crimes and other human rights abuses in the past two years and those responsible should face investigation and p(...)

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrives for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter DeJong /Pool

There were scuffles outside the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday* at the opening day of the trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of(...)

A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he had hid himself to escape a lynching by a mob at the Cibitoke district of Burundi capital, Bujumbura last May 7, 2015. Photograph: Aymeric Vincenot/AFP/Getty

Burundi is on the verge of civil war because of a campaign of political repression in which at least 400 people have been killed and almost 3,500 arre(...)