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(...)

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 (...)

Lawyer Fergal Gaynor, who appeared in the International Criminal Court on behalf of the victims of the violence which swept Kenya after the 2008 elections. Photograph: Clara Sanchiz

“When a machete lands on a human head, it can take many blows to kill . . .” Those were the first words of lawyer Fergal Gaynor when he rose la(...)

Ratko Mladic “I do not recognise this court. It is a Nato creation. It is a satanic court,” he said, when asked to take the oath. Photograph: AP/ICTY

It’s a long way down from being the most powerful military figure in Bosnia to standing in the dock of an international court admitting you can’t give(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic: he has denied responsibility for the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys 
executed by Bosnian Serb forces
the town of
Srebrenica in July 1995

Jailed Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic are due to appear together in the same high-security courtroom this week when General Ml(...)

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor appears in court at the Special Court for Sierra Leone for his appeal judgment at The Hague yesterday.

In a landmark ruling, judges in The Hague yesterday rejected an appeal by former Liberian president Charles Taylor against his 50-year prison sentence(...)

Bosnian worker passes by human skull during exhumation at the mass grave site  in a village of Budak, Bosnia  a  few hundreds meters near the Memorial Center  Potocari near Srebrenica, on Tuesday, July, 10.2007. Funeral for the 465 bodies were excavated from mass-graves in Eastern Bosnia and were identified as Muslims killed by Bosnian-Serb forces in the Srebrenica area. Bosnian Serb troops massacred up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men after capturing Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The identified victims will be buried Wednesday  on July 11, 2007 in the Memorial Center Potocari, next to some 2,600 victims of the massacre already buried there. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

The Dutch state has been found liable by its supreme court for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men its peacekeepers forced to leave their compound (...)

Former Bosnian Croat leader Jadranko Prlic. Photograph: Reuters.

Former Bosnian Croat leader Jadranko Prlic was convicted of war crimes committed in Bosnia and sentenced to 25 years in jail at the International Crim(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons while walking down a debris-filled street in the al-Ziyabiya area in Damascus. Photograph: Ward Al-Keswani/Reuters

A UN panel looking into war crimes in Syria today said it has not found conclusive evidence of chemical weapons use, backing away from a member(...)