Persecution against any identifiable group on political, racial, gender or religious grounds is impermissible.
One of the many challenges facing the tribunal is managing expectations of what it can and should achieve.
Though the tribunal has been welcomed in Bangladesh, serious concerns have about its trial standards remain.
International law draws lines that do not in all ways match our sense of the most awful behavior.
Many Rwandans believe that UN peacekeepers had an obligation to help them.
Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory are in fact a war crime.
In August 1996, Osama bin Laden first proclaimed a jihad against America.
The prohibition of slavery is regarded as a rule of customary law.
It is not necessary to prove that rape itself was widespread or systematic, but instead that the attack was.