Gambia: A lesson for African dictators

What Gambia can teach other countries about the peaceful transfer of power.

by Solomon Dersso


Former LRA warlord denies war crimes in ICC trial

Dominic Ongwen faces charges of rape, murder, forced marriage and the use of child soldiers.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte calls threat of ICC indictment hypocritical

Philippines president blasts calls for his trial at the international criminal court over bloody crackdown on drugs.


Russia pulls out from International Criminal Court

Moscow's decision follows UN report on Russian rights abuses and discrimination in Crimea.

Human Rights

US rejects ICC probe into war crimes in Afghanistan

International Criminal Court prosecutors say the US may have tortured at least 88 people at a number of sites.


Africa's challenge to the ICC

The scrutiny of the three African withdrawals from the ICC should not be reduced to accusations of seeking impunity.

by Solomon Dersso

Talk to Al Jazeera

Sudan's FM: 'ICC is a court built to indict Africans'

Ibrahim Ghandour discusses Darfur, the allegations of ongoing government violence and Bashir's indictment by the ICC.


ICC debate: Africa vs 'Infamous Caucasian Court'?

International Criminal Court defiant after African states take aim at the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.

The Gambia

Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court

African nation says ICC persecuting "people of colour" but ex-prosecutor says continent's leaders covering up crimes.


South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders.


Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Lower house of parliament passes draft law to exit ICC after UN launches probe into alleged human rights abuses.

Middle East

Will Israel be put on trial for war crimes?

An expected visit by ICC delegation could increase the risk of Israeli officials being tried for war crimes.

Human Rights

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

UN estimate says at least 430 people killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched election campaign.


Is the ICC biased against African countries?

Former prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and Professor Mahmood Mamdani debate whether the ICC has an African obsession.


Marshall Islands takes world nuclear powers to ICJ

Islanders, who blame nuclear tests before 1958 for health damage, accuse the nations of breaching legal duty to disarm.