Mark Kelly, who saw his 12-year-old sister Carol-Ann die after being struck by a plastic bullet in Belfast in 1981,  says the British government cannot be allowed to block future legal cases as bereaved families in Northern Ireland pursue justice for their loved ones.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Any plans by the UK government to introduce a statute of limitations for Troubles crimes must be stopped, a Northern Irish human rights lawyer has sai(...)

Dominic Ongwen:  sentenced  to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Photograph: Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

The International Criminal Court has sentenced former child soldier-turned rebel commander Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison for war crimes and cr(...)

Palestinian women wait to cross a checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, to attend prayers at a mosque. Photograph: Nasser Nasser/AP Photo

Israel has rejected a damning report by Human Rights Watch that accused the country of crimes against humanity, apartheid and persecution. HRW execut(...)

An Israeli strike rises over Gaza City. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/File/AP Photo

Israel has decided not to co-operate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the West Bank and (...)

Anti-coup protesters run around their makeshift barricade they burn to make defense line during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. Photograph: AP

On Saturday, Armed Forces Day, Myanamar’s military celebrated the strength of their army in blood. In the capital, Naypyitaw, troops paraded ceremonia(...)

Security officers waiting  for the arrival of re-elected Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on his way back from his country home in Kampala on January 21st, 2021. Photograph:   Getty Images

Outcry is continuing across Uganda over the disappearances of hundreds of civilians, many of whom were opposition supporters. Local media has been a(...)

A Palestinian man walks past a mural of journalists killed in the conflict between Hamas and Israel, in Gaza City, on Thursday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinians have welcomed the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into alleged war crimes in the Pa(...)

Anti-riot police officers prepare to fire tear gas as they try to disperse protesters during an anti-coup protest following the military crackdown in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday as supporters marched in several towns and citi(...)

Fergal Gaynor: has been working on international criminal justice since 2001.

An Irish lawyer is one of three people in contention for what is considered the most influential position in the area of international criminal justic(...)

The mother and brother of Mohammad, one of four children from the extended Bakr family killed during the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian conflict, visit the victim’s grave in al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams

The International Criminal Court is to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity, war crimes and rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied Palest(...)

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