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(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

Irish barrister Coman Kenny, with the skyline of Phnom Penh in the background

Sitting in his high-rise apartment overlooking the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Cóman Kenny can still remember the first time he felt excitement cou(...)

Russian tanks drive from Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia towards the Roki tunnel that leads into Russia following the five-day war with Georgia in August, 1988. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

As tensions mount between Russia and the West over the MH17 disaster and Moscow’s intervention in Syria, the prosecutor at the International Crimin(...)

Kunduz Hospital: Two days before the second  attack, Russian aircraft bombed targets in Syria. The US claimed irresponsible targeting had resulted in civilians being killed.

Asked on Monday whether the US had decided to reject referral of the bombing of the hospital at Kunduz to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Stat(...)

Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)

“Thousands of low-level Farc fighters would be granted an amnesty for “political” crimes.”

There are substantial echoes of our own peace process and the Belfast Agreement in last week’s welcome breakthrough in Colombia’s own process. A key e(...)

Michael McConville believes those responsible for killing his mother should be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of Jean McConville have said they are shattered but not surprised there will be no new prosecutions for her murder. But, Michael McConville(...)

The first person to be charged with the war crime of destroying religious or historical monuments as part of an Islamist campaign against idolatry was(...)