The fact that Russia is part of the UN Security Council's powerful P5 group of nations means the UN is in a tricky position when it comes to maintaining peace among its member states.
UNSW Canberra's Douglas Guilfoyle outlines what might happen after the release of the Brereton report into alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers.
It is nearly impossible to monitor precise numbers of those killed in war zones such as Syria. Assigning responsibility is even harder, writes Anthony Billingsley.
US Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp has told a UNSW audience the Assad regime's penchant for documenting its criimes means “justice will arrive” for Syrians.
Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes, writes Amrita Kapur.