When we think about asylum, the picture that most people draw in their heads is of some persecuted person crossing a border to a safe country and pleading his or her case.
The Bush and Obama administrations' extraordinary program of targeted killing has resulted in the deaths of as many as 4,400 people to date. Books such as Daniel Klaidman's "Kill or Capture" and David E. Sanger's "Confront and Conceal" are appearing thick and fast, focusing on the program and particularly on the use of drones to carry it out.
Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, says the drone program is counterproductive to all her country's goals.
Saadi Gadhafi, one of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's sons, has asked the United Nations to let him travel outside the African nation of Niger, his lawyer says.
According to Syria opposition activist, low-flying helicopters carried out latest attack. Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Increasing violence in the Syrian capital is pointing toward a major fight ahead, a rebel spokesman told CNN Monday.
The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued a second arrest warrant for a former Congolese rebel leader who is now a general in the Congolese Army despite war crimes accusations.
Ratko Mladic, who is on trial at the International Criminal Court on charges he masterminded an army campaign to cleanse Bosnia of Croats and Muslims, was taken to the hospital Thursday as a precautionary measure, a court spokeswoman said.
Independence Day is a celebration not just of America's independence, but also of the values that are important to our nation, like liberty, democracy and human rights.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr of Australia is visiting Libya on Monday to step up pressure on officials there to release an Australian lawyer working for the International Criminal Court who was detained after visiting the son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
The International Criminal Court swore in Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda as its new prosecutor Friday, the first woman to assume the top job at the world war crimes tribunal.
CNN's Nima Elbagir looks back at the ICC trial that brought Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga to justice.
The International Criminal Court demanded Saturday the immediate release of a lawyer and three other staff members who were detained while visiting the son of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Formal trial proceedings against the alleged planners of the 9/11 atrocities have finally begun. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants were arraigned on capital charges before a military judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday. The Obama administration claims that its improved military commission rules ensure a fair and credible trial. But outside the United States, who will view a U.S. military trial and potential execution of our enemies as credible?
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should receive an 80-year sentence for his conviction for aiding and abetting war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone's civil war, the chief prosecutor in the international court case recommended Thursday.
CNN's Zain Verjee speaks exclusively with interim Libyan Prime Min. Abdel Rahim al-Kib about trying Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.
The daughter of deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi asked international prosecutors to begin investigating her father's and brother's deaths as possible war crimes in a letter submitted Wednesday to the United Nations Security Council.
An international war crimes court finds ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding militias in Sierra Leone.
CNN's Zain Verjee speaks to the ICC's chief prosecutor about where Moammar Gadhafi's son should be tried.
Libyan prosecutors have gathered "great evidence" against the son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Thursday, reopening the controversial question of where Saif al-Islam Gadhafi will be tried.
Libya's government on Tuesday appealed a request from the International Criminal Court to hand over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, saying it should be given more time to make its own case.
Libya must make arrangements to hand over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court immediately, court officials said Thursday, complaining that the son of Libya's deposed leader has been mistreated and "physically attacked" since he was captured last year.
Former British Foreign Secretary David Owen discusses different approaches to dealing with Syria's upheaval.
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria recently determined that the fighting in Syria is not an "armed conflict" (PDF) -- the legal term for war -- under international law because the opposition forces are not sufficiently organized. Yet surely the protesters, dissident fighters and terrified citizens caught up in the violence in Syria believe they are at war.
George Clooney and his father were arrested for committing an act of civil disobedience in protest of the Sudanese govt.
Police arrested actor George Clooney and others Friday during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
Interpol issued a Red Notice alert for Libya's former spy chief, who was arrested in Mauritania last week and is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
Libya said Saturday it will seek extradition of its former spy chief who was arrested in Mauritania and is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
The International Criminal Court finds a Congolese warlord guilty of war crimes. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.
Four Kenyan officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, will stand trial on human rights violations that are alleged to have occurred after the 2007 election, the International Criminal Court ruled Monday.
Conflicting reports emerged Monday about whether the son of Libya's deposed leader would be tried there.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Libya Saturday to visit with the country's post-Gadhafi leaders.
Concern grows in Syria that Arab League monitors aren't getting the access they need to assess the crackdown there.
The selection of a Sudanese military commander to head the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria is a "farce" because of his government's actions in the embattled Darfur region, a Syrian opposition group said Wednesday.
U.N. war-crimes prosecutors are leaving an investigation into the death of ousted Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi to Libyan authorities for now, they said Tuesday.
The Kenyan government plans to appeal a warrant issued by its high court calling for the arrest of the Sudanese president over alleged war crimes.
The government of Sudan on Monday ordered Kenya's ambassador to leave the country, after the Kenyan High Court ruled that Sudan's president must be arrested if he sets foot on Kenyan soil.
Libya could try Saif al-Islam Gadhafi itself rather than handing him over to International Criminal Court if Libya can prove it has a functioning justice system, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Wednesday.
Libya's acting prime minister on Tuesday announced a new Cabinet approved by the National Transitional Council as the North African nation continues to reshape itself following the end of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.
Life in Libya's capital is slowly returning to normal. Producer Jomana Karadsheh shows us some of what's changed.
CNN's Ben Wedeman discusses the significance of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi's capture.
After months in hiding, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi was finally tracked down in Libya's southern desert by fighters from the western Zintan mountains.
Here is a look at the family of Moammar Gadhafi -- a large, at times quarrelsome, clan that helped the embattled strongman hold onto power for more than four decades.
The crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Syria has resulted in at least 3,500 deaths. The United Nations Security Council should immediately request that all charges of crimes against humanity in Syria be referred to the International Criminal Court.
British soldiers involved in the NATO operation in Libya are headed home, the U.K. defence ministry said, following a decision to end the mission next week.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports there are strong indications that retaliatory executions may have occurred In Libya.
After seven months of an aerial bombing campaign that helped depose Moammar Gadhafi, NATO said Friday it was ending its mission in Libya next week.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end military operations in Libya.
Libya's new leader declares that Sharia law will be the 'main source' for new constitution, raising eyebrows.
The family of deceased Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi will file a war crimes complaint against NATO with the International Criminal Court, a lawyer representing the family said Thursday.
Last week, Libya's former leader, Moammar Gadhafi, was killed, apparently by rebel forces. When he was captured, he was by all accounts alive, with a gunshot to the arm.
The United Nations and two major human rights groups called Friday for an investigation into the death of Moammar Gadhafi amid questions over the final moments of the late Libyan strongman's life.
CNN's Hala Gorani reports on the controversy over the way in which Moammar Gadhafi met his death.
Malawi welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for a regional trade meeting Thursday over the objections of the International Criminal Court and human rights activists.
The International Criminal Court on Monday granted the court's chief prosecutor permission to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil last year.
Protests continue in Syria as Pres. Obama calls for stiffer sanctions against the regime. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.
World pressure against the Syrian regime intensified Friday with imposition of more international sanctions and a renewed call by a U.N. body to bring in the International Criminal Court.
Revolutionary forces attacked loyalist strongholds Friday in a failed attempt to snuff out continuing resistance from forces loyal to ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
A Libyan delegation heads to Niger to demand the handover of Saadi Gadhafi. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an open Tripoli warehouse emptied of surface to air missiles and full of artillery rounds.
The United States does not know where ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is and does not believe the National Transitional Council has a lock on his whereabouts either, a senior U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
Two Libyan convoys have passed through Niger this week, officials in that country said Tuesday, fueling renewed speculation about the whereabouts of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and members of his family.
CNN's Ben Wedeman on reports of two Libyan convoys crossing into Niger this week.
There's a bounty on the head of Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children have fled the country, at least one is dead, and two of his sons seem to be having a public argument over whether to keep fighting or surrender to rebels.
The International Criminal Court will present charges Thursday in the first phase of hearings against prominent Kenyans for their alleged roles in postelection violence that left hundreds dead four years ago.
The wife of Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning.
The wife of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning, Algerian diplomats said.
A Sudanese reporter was freed over the weekend after President Omar al-Bashir ordered the release of all detained journalists, a government official said.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports from the tarmac at the Tripoli airport where rebel and Gahdafi forces battle for control.
Libya's rebel leaders claimed Monday they had captured three of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, including Saif al-Islam, who is wanted on war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court. But shortly afterwards, Saif appeared in public in Tripoli, where he spoke to reporters -- raising serious questions about the reliability of the rebels' account of events.
With Libyan rebels reaching Tripoli, the endgame is at hand. Intense fighting may lie ahead, but the power of the regime appears to be rapidly eroding.
CNN's Leone Lakhani discusses what's involved in Libya's reconstruction and transition away from Gadhafi's rule.
International pressure mounts for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
A humanitarian mission from the United Nations will travel this weekend to Syria to look for effects of President Bashar al-Assad's protest crackdown, a U.N. official said Thursday shortly after the release of a damning report.
An aid worker discusses what it's like for drought victims and refugees in the Horn of Africa.
Somalia is known to most Americans as the setting for the book and film "Black Hawk Down" and as the world center for modern-day pirates. It is the poster child for failed humanitarian interventions and for good intentions gone wrong.
The U.N. Security Council met Monday to discuss Syria amid reports of continuing clashes between the military and civilians.
The United States breached international law by executing a Mexican national without having granted him consular access, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday.
Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. was executed by lethal injection on Thursday evening in Texas.
When he was arrested in Turkey in 1970, Billy Hayes was given a choice of whom to call. For a scared young man facing serious charges, it was an easy decision: The U.S. consulate in Istanbul.
Libya's rebel leader says he does not have a problem with Moammar Gadhafi remaining in the country, once he resigns and as long as he remains under supervision, according to a television report.
The International Criminal Court is still trying to link Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his brother-in-law to rapes, but it does not yet have enough evidence to do so, prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Tuesday.
CNN's Ben Wedeman is in rebel-held Mistrata, Libya, sampling reaction to the arrest warrant issued for Moammar Gadhafi.
The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives.
CNN's Dana Bash explains why Congress rejected a bill to reduce funding for U.S. military actions in Libya.
The Sudanese president was scheduled to arrive in China on Monday, but the visit has been delayed without official explanation, Chinese ministry officials said.
Tunisia, the country where the Arab Spring uprisings began this year, has joined the International Criminal Court, becoming the first North African country to do so.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization Thursday to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil.
With the conflict between Libyan rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces dragging on with little progress, questions have been raised over NATO's ability to bring resolution to the conflict.
Sen. McCain reveals that the White House will make its case defending U.S. involvement in Libya in the next day or two.
Syria's ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, denied Tuesday that she has resigned her post, declaring late in the day that she would remain in her job until President Bashar al-Assad no longer wants her to remain in it.
Kenya plans to appeal an International Criminal Court decision rejecting a request that trials of six prominent men accused of crimes against humanity be held in their own country, an official said Tuesday.
In recent days, President Barack Obama has applauded efforts to bring former Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi before international courts.
World leaders and human rights groups celebrated the arrest of former Serbian army commander Ratko Mladic on Thursday, calling it "historic" and "an important step forward."
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought the arrest of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two relatives Monday, linking them to "widespread and systematic" attacks on civilians as they struggle to hold power.
A U.N. envoy held talks in Libya on Sunday, as NATO warplanes kept up their bombardment of forces loyal to longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi, Libyan government officials said.
Moammar Gadhafi is among three Libyans facing arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, an official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN Saturday.
Members of the bin Laden family want proof he is dead and want to know why an unarmed man was shot.
Relatives of Osama bin Laden want proof that the terrorist leader is dead and are calling for an investigation into how he was killed, according to Jean Sasson, an author who helped one of bin Laden's sons write a memoir.
Former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and CNN's David Gergen both argue the killing of Osama bin Laden was legal.
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