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Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands in the defendants’ box during his 2011 trail. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

In a victory for Moscow, a Dutch court on Wednesday overturned an order that Russia pay $50 billion to shareholders in defunct oil company Yukos, sayi(...)

Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

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(...)

 Dutch police stand guard by a cordoned-off area outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after it was partially evacuated following a security alert on April 12th. The Dutch government has published draft proposals that would give its security services  new powers to intercept internet traffic. Photograph: Michel van Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch government has published draft proposals that would give its security services sweeping new powers to intercept internet traffic – powers th(...)

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Nestled in a valley on either side of the river Miljacka, Sarajevo isn’t known as the “Jerusalem of Europe” for nothing. In its more harmonious past t(...)

First vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans (L) casts his vote in the Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine in Heerlen. Voters rejected the treaty by a 64-36 margin. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/Getty Images

Dutch voters have overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty on closer political and economic ties, in a rebuke to their government and (...)

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(...)

Vojislav Seselj arrives for a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday after a UN court  acquitted him  of war crimes. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

A United Nations court has cleared veteran Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes charges, in a verdict hailed by allies incl(...)

A supporter of Vojislav Seselj holds a placard depicting Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic during an anti-government rally in Belgrade. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Belgian lawyer Serge Brammertz has dedicated almost 15 years of his life to putting war criminals from former Yugoslavia behind bars. On Thursday at (...)

It was not a matter of remote command responsibility. Of theoretical responsibility. Not a case of holding to account a commander whose minions had go(...)

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