International Criminal Court

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack, center, and Erin Barclay attend a briefing on the 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at the State Department in Washington, March 20, 2023.

The US is helping the ICC investigate war crimes in Sudan, diplomat says

Conflict & Justice

Roughly 10 million people have been displaced and about 15,000 civilians have been killed due to fighting between two rival generals in Sudan. The ICC has been investigating current ongoing atrocities using a UN Security Council resolution from 2005. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Beth Van Schaack, the US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice, about the situation.

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Holding Russia accountable for war crimes

Conflict & Justice
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Finding Ukraine’s stolen children and bringing perpetrators to justice: lessons from Argentina

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Human rights activists hope international court will help end Duterte’s deadly war on drugs in the Philippines

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, in this this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo.

Israel has a stake in Biden administration’s decision to lift ICC sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about a Trump administration executive order on the International Criminal Court as Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens during a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, June 11, 2020.

Trump escalates attacks on International Criminal Court over Afghanistan investigation

Conflict & Justice

Critics of the Trump administration say it’s trying to dodge accountability for atrocities, including torture.

US President Donald Trump is shown standing at a podium with his arms outstretched and rows of US soldiers wearing fatigues standing behind him.

Trump authorizes sanctions over ICC Afghanistan war crimes case


US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing US sanctions against International Criminal Court employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Trees in the Amazon on fire.

Are the Amazon fires a crime against humanity?

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest can have global ramifications and some are arguing that those responsible should be prosecuted.

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Crucial video evidence of war crimes is being deleted. How can it be saved?


From Syria to Myanmar and beyond, many of today’s most intractable and brutal conflicts are being documented by everyday internet users equipped with smartphones. But even though they’re documenting vital evidence that could one day help convict perpetrators of atrocities, their footage and photos are at risk from the very platforms that host them.

National Security Adviser John Bolton is shown at a microphone with the US flag behind him, speaking at a forum in Washington, DC, 2018.

International court says it is undeterred after Bolton threatens US sanctions

The Trump administration is threatening tough action against the International Criminal Court should it try to prosecute Americans for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.