ICC judges found the Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting children. Will this conviction make a difference?
A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?
It would intensify the civil conflict and provoke a dangerous proxy war with Russia.
The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.
China usually manages to quash UN calls for action on its human rights violations. Not this time.
The crisis was caused by weak governance, excessive speculation and lax regulation. Austerity will only make the disease worse.
Returning to Athens after three months away, I found the state close to dissolution and people in despair.
As the renewal date for the UN mission in Haiti nears, WikiLeaks cables reveal a litany of MINUSTAH’s failures.
While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.
Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.