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The Hague

Mark Rothko in the Hague

David Galenson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

The glory of the show, and of Rothko's career, is in the final rooms. Rothko reached his full maturity as an artist in the late 1950s and the '60s; he produced masterpieces, by layering strong and assertive colors patiently onto large canvases.

4 Things You Should Know About The Hague

Steven Arrigg Koh | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Steven Arrigg Koh

"The Hague" conjures up myriad and often mysterious images for people. Some envision international judges in long robes, presiding over somber criminal trials. Others recall quaint Dutch streets. Many, however, are unsure to what it refers.

Court: Russia Owes Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 28 (Reuters) - An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to sh...

Chevron: Release The Secret Evidence That Proves Your Guilt In Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Instead of succumbing to Chevron's pressure tactics, CBS' lawyers should grow a backbone and demand to see contamination "playbook" documents that Chevron has been forced to produce in an international arbitration proceeding.

The Emotional and Psychological Trauma to Our People Can't Be Measured In Real Terms

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

The Marshall islands were subjected to dozens of nuclear tests, carried out by the U.S. after 1945. According to the Associated Press, the island group filed suit in late April against each of the nine nuclear-armed powers in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Philippines Takes China to Court, but It's Public Opinion That Will Decide

T. Dean Reed | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

Just as a Philippines ship eluded Chinese gunboats by sailing into safe waters in order to feed Filipino troops, the Philippines government, the brave David of Asia, has outmaneuvered Goliath China by going to two courts to get its seized lands and seas returned.

Secret Service Chief Seeks To Reassure Senators

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest embarrassing episode involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas for a presidential trip was an isolated incident...

Court: Japan Whaling Program Not For Scientific Ends

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM, March 31 (Reuters) - Japan's whaling program in seas near Antarctica is not for scientific purposes, judges at the U.N.'s highest court r...

Japan Ordered To Suspend Controversial Whaling Program

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the na...

World Leaders Pledge To Boost Nuclear Security

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a security summit took "concrete steps" to prevent nuclear material falli...

Global Kids: Social Justice, Community, and the World

Global Kids | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

I had always known I wanted to be lawyer but I'm certain that some of the international human rights issues that we took up in Global Kids made me interested in international law.

South China Sea Disputes Enter a Dangerous Phase: The U.S. Pivot Gathers Steam

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Richard Javad Heydarian

Aquino may have risked a permanent estrangement with the Chinese leadership over his fiery rhetoric. But it is hoping that rising international concerns over the South China Sea disputes will translate into greater external support against China.

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

The Goldfinch Is a Masterpiece

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

I just finished reading what I believe is the novel of the year -- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

Kenya Leaves International Criminal Court

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country's president...

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

Speaking Openly in Serbia

John Feffer | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
John Feffer

The incidence of HIV/AIDS in Serbia is comparatively low. Nevertheless, those who live with the disease report that they are stigmatized, ostracized, and have difficulties gaining access to treatment.

Shining a Light on Human Rights and Justice Projects

Diana Jenkins | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Diana Jenkins

We created a platform that allows the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor to pose difficult legal questions that it faces to the world community, and we opened the discussion to the world.

The Likes of Me

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

A couple of days ago, the two former members of the Croatian military won a "not guilty" sentence in the Hague international war crime tribunal. I wa...

Israeli Model Begs Tony Blair To Save Her Unlikely Lover

Posted 09.04.2012 | World

The playboy son of Muammar Gaddafi, on trial in Libya for killing protestors in the uprising that ended his father's regime, appears to have an unusua...

Fit To Be Tried For Genocide

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 13 (Reuters) - The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic will resume on Monday after doctors determined that ...

Justice for Atrocity Victims

Eric Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Eric Schwartz

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the start of world's first global court to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity -- widespread and systematic atrocities -- wherever they occur around the world.

Court Rejects Mladic's Bid To Delay Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Twenty years after Serb forces unleashed a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, their military commander Gen....