International Law and Justice

The ICC building in The Hague, Netherlands.

The ICC issued warrants of arrest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner for the war crime of unlawful deportation of Ukrainian children.

a photo of a mosaic of a dove carrying an olive branch

Neutrality is defined as the legal status arising from the abstention of a state from all participation in a war between other states, the maintenance of an attitude of impartiality toward the belligerents, and the recognition by the belligerents of this abstention and impartiality. On this International Day of Neutrality (12 December), and every day, the United Nations recognizes the critical importance of neutrality in strengthening international peace and security and in developing mutually beneficial relations among countries of the world.

With other representatives, Serge Brammertz lays wreaths of white flowers at the memorial center

“Every single person indicted is exactly the opposite of a hero. And the only heroes in fact are the survivors and victims.” Serge Brammertz is one of the world's leading international prosecutors. As Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), he leads the process of tracking down fugitive criminals from wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the genocide in Rwanda. Decades on from the brutal Balkan wars of the 1990s, genocide denial and glorification of war criminals remain rife in the region. In this episode, Serge Brammertz reflects on his life-long quest to bring war criminals to justice, on working with the survivors of genocide, and what he has learned about the human condition.

©Photo: Courtesy of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers its order on the request for the indication of provisional measures filed by Nicaragua on 11 October 2013 in the case concerning Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River.

The UN Charter, in its Preamble, set an objective: "to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of