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...

Map of the Day: Where the Press is Not Free

Today's map, in honor of the UN's World Press Freedom Day, comes from Reporters Without Borders, which documents crimes committed against journalists and advocates for free press worldwide. As you can see from the map, press freedom is wildly ...

UNESCO is Fighting a Different Kind of Culture War

In war, there are casualties. Beyond the obvious human toll of people killed, injured and displaced, increasingly cultural heritage is also coming under attack. While historical building, monuments, artifacts and artwork is always at risk in conflict, recent a...