Brexit minister David Frost is pictured in London last week. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

When British Brexit minister David Frost joined Boris Johnson at meetings with Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel(...)

British lawyer Karim Khan. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty

In his characteristically persuasive application for the job of prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan left no doubt that ev(...)

 Myanmar migrants hold up portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Monday. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Even as warning signs of a military putsch to topple Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government multiplied in recent days, some of the diplomats and analy(...)

The flags of St George, Scotland and Great Britain flying in Northumberland near the Scottish border ahead of the last independence vote in 2014. File photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Belfast Agreement stipulates that if “at any time it appears likely” to a secretary of state that a majority of those voting in Northern Ireland “(...)

Women at an ATM in Tehran: Iran  has struggled to purchase wheat, maize and soybeans to shore up reserves as coronavirus cuts agricultural output. Photograph: Atta Kenare

The Trump administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian banks despite fears this will have catastrophic consequences for a population assailed(...)

 Smoke rises from the houses of Rohingya Muslims during military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in a photograph taken   in Teknaff, Bangladesh in September 2017. Photograph:  Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliter(...)

Bosnian Muslim woman, relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide, visit one of the sites of 1995 mass executions. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Getty Images

Three years after fleeing his home near the town of Vlasenica and taking refuge in the UN’s “safe zone” of Srebrenica, Nedzad Avdic found himself lyin(...)

Nazi governor Otto von Wächter with his wife Charlotte, daughter Traute and son Horst at Zell-am-See train station, Salzburg, Austria, in 1944. Photograph: courtesy of Horst Wächter

Philippe Sands may have met more war criminals than anyone else in the world. “I’ve sat with mass murderers who are totally regular decent folk when y(...)

President of the International Court of Justice, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (C) speaks during the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on January 23rd. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP

In a resounding rebuff to the personal assurances offered last month by Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the International Court of Justic(...)

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in December: claims the crackdown in 2017 was a legitimate response to militant violence. Photograph: Yves Herman

The UN’s top court will decide on Thursday whether to impose “urgent measures” on Myanmar to prevent further allegedly genocidal attacks on its Rohing(...)

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