Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at the opening of his trial © ICC-CPI

An historic first for the International Criminal Court

Yesterday saw the trial of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi at the International Criminal Court for the intentional destruction of world heritage shrines in Timbuktu during the 2012 occupation of the city by the Islamic rebel group Ansar Dine. The trial marks two import...
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3 Takeaways from the UN’s Gaza Report

A UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry dispatched to investigate alleged human rights violations stemming from last year's conflict in Gaza and Israel released a long awaited report today. For those who follow this issue in particular or international...