Omar al-Bashir

Marie Lamensch

If you live in North America or Europe, government shutdowns, Brexit, trade wars, or the crisis in Venezuela dominate the current news cycle. Most big powers are taking sides in Venezuela because they have vested interests in the country. Meanwhile in Sudan, civilians are taking to the streets against President Omar Al Bashir’s dictatorial regime, and it is drawing little international attention. Since mid-December, what started with anger over rising fuel and bread prices has now evolved into demands for President Al Bashir’s removal. The grievances are deep.

Linnea Lönnberg

Corrie Hulse
Corrie Hulse

This summer, the International Criminal Court makes its way to prime time television. The new show Crossing Lines comes from the writer and executive producer of both Criminal Minds and Third Watch. An international police drama, Crossing Lines focuses on a global team of police working with the ICC to track down the world’s worst criminals.

Corrie Hulse

It has been over 12 years since President Bill Clinton hesitantly signed the Rome Statute, almost 11 years since President George W. Bush nullified his signature, and days since the Obama Administration assisted in the transfer of a wanted war criminal from the US Embassy in Rwanda to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) headquarters at the Hague.