Australia's offshore detention camps have been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court. Human rights lawyers want the ICC to investigate whether crimes against humanity are being committed there.
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has written extensively on how the US should respond to humanitarian atrocities. She's had some success putting that into practice in the Central African Republic — but not so much in Syria.
Syria's use of chemical weapons contravenes many international laws, meaning its leaders could be subject to international criminal prosecution. But for that to work, one author says, it must be done in coordination with other measures, including diplomacy and military strikes.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused to using chemical weapons on his own people. So why isn't he being investigated by the International Criminal Court? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rebecca Hamilton, author of 'Fighting for Darfur.'
Journalists have had a tough time getting into the southern Sudanese town of Abyei since troops from northern Sudan seized the area earlier this month. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Rebecca Hamilton who recounts the harrowing tales of refugees.
The intervention in Libya unfolded relatively quickly. Compare that with the Darfur crisis where mass atrocities unfolded for years while the UN Security Council wrangled over what to do. The World's Jeb Sharp considers the reasons for the difference.
An oil-rich area on the border between northern and southern Sudan is adding to already tense relations that exist between the Sudanese government and southern leaders. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Rebecca Hamilton.