Author and journalist Christina Lamb. Photograph: David Levenson/ Getty Images

In Rwanda six years ago, I watched a grown man wail and realised I knew little about the horrors humans inflict on each other. He was a prominent memb(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: rejects ICC scrutiny of claims CIA operated “black sites” in Poland, Lithuania and Romania. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

The row between the Trump White House and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has worsened after a fresh exchange of insults, with US secretary of (...)

Fergal Gaynor said he is deeply honoured by the appointment to the tribunal. File photograph: Photograph: Clara Sanchiz

An Irish barrister has been appointed to one of the most senior prosecution positions at the Cambodia Tribunal in Phnom Penh, set up in 1997 to try le(...)

Sudanese prime minister Abdalla Hamdock survived unharmed after  an assassination attempt using explosives in Khartoum. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday, when there was an explosion close to his convoy in capital city Khartoum. Afterwar(...)

International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: believes there are grounds to open an investigation into abuses committed between 2003 and 2014. Photograph:   Peter Dejong/AFP via Getty Images

After bad-tempered exchanges with the Trump White House that have gone on for almost a year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally author(...)

 Sudan’s former president  President Omar al-Bashir: He was the poster boy for those who dismissed the International Criminal Court as a relic of western colonialism. Photograph:   Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

If the decision by Sudan to hand former president Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a long, high-profile trial seems m(...)

Then Sudanese president Omar al-Beshir at a meeting in Cairo in February 2009. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan’s government and rebel groups in Darfur agreed on Tuesday that all those wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear before the tri(...)

Palestinian protestors in Rafah burn images of US president Donald Trump, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and an Israeli  flag during a demonstration against a US-led peace plan. Photograph:  Said Khatib/AFP via Getty

The Israeli government is pushing ahead with plans to annex the Jordan Valley and all the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The move follows Tuesd(...)

Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir sits in the defendant’s cage during his trial in Khartoum. Photograph:  Morwan Ali/EPA

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president of Sudan Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency a(...)

US president Donald Trump and  secretary of state Mike Pompeo: In March, the White House revoked the travel visa of ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over plans to investigate possible war crimes by US soldiers and the CIA. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

One of the world’s oldest human rights organisations has appealed to countries that signed the Rome Statute, which set up the International Criminal C(...)

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