Benjamin Durr

War & Conflict

Q&A: Life locked up at the International Criminal Court

Acquitted Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui describes being held as an ICC prisoner while in the dock.

Human Rights

Former LRA child soldier on trial at The Hague

Lord's Resistance Army commander known for brutality is the first from feared rebel group to appear before the ICC.

Poverty & Development

Mozambique loosens anti-abortion laws

Attempting to lower maternal deaths, southern African country revised its penal code to allow some abortions.


Palestine's ICC bid could mark turning point

If court accepts Palestine's application, prosecutor could open investigation into war crimes and genocide by any party.

US & Canada

Mozambique: A step to a landmine-free world

Successful effort to remove the country's explosive legacy gives hope total mine clearance can be repeated worldwide.

US & Canada

Racism and Santa's Dutch black-faced helpers

A Christmas tradition in the Netherlands is evidence, some say, of racism in a country seen as a bastion of tolerance.


ICC puts 'rape campaign' in CAR on trial

Former Congolese VP's trial could set a precedent for the prosecution of military leaders using rape as a weapon of war.

Human Rights

Showdown at Balkan war crimes tribunal

Radovan Karadzic, a poet and psychiatrist, defended himself against genocide charges as The Hague case winds down.

Arts & Culture

'Cold war' over Crimean gold

An Amsterdam museum is caught in the middle of a proxy fight between Russia, Ukraine and the West.

Humanitarian crises

Malaysia Airlines: Anger, fear in Amsterdam

After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.


Lebanon assassination probe targets reporters

Lebanon tribunal in The Hague has charged journalists for tampering with justice during probe into Rafik Hariri killing.


Rwanda genocide survivors back reconciliation

In Reconciliation Villages, survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide live side-by-side.