The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
From spies in the defense team to secret kill switches in the courtroom, the list of government perversions of an already-broken trial system is making the quest for justice endless.
Can 297 victims of Hamas terrorist attacks in the Second Intifada find justice in a New York court?
A new tribunal might prosecute some of Kosovo’s top leaders for gruesome crimes allegedly committed in the late 1990s, including organ trafficking and murder. But could it actually deliver justice?
In the Cambodian province where Khmer Rouge leaders came to die, people aren’t celebrating a guilty verdict against two top regime officials. After all, they’re neighbors.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think.
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won’t be easy.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to lengthy prison terms on nonexistent evidence shows how paranoid and degraded the Egyptian regime has become.
How Serbia has become indifferent toward the man who lost the war, his honor, and his freedom.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
An American solar panel company wondered why Chinese firms kept undercutting their prices. Then the FBI knocked on their door.
Why women are the "spoils of war" in Nigeria and around the world -- and nobody cares.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
France convicts a Rwandan of genocide -- and grapples with its own role in the horrific events of 1994.
Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.
Why the biggest insider trading fine in history might not be the end of the giant hedge fund's woes.
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?