A peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group would create two new courts to try war crimes from the country's fifty-year conflict.
On February 3, the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) dismissed Serbian and Croatian genocide claims based on actions taken during the Balkan Wars. The 17-2 dismissal of Croatia's genocide claims and the unanimous dismissal of Serbia's counterclaims showed a united front by the ICJ that the requisite intent was simply not present in either case.
On January 27, the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
handed down its ruling in a border dispute between Chile and Peru. The decision affirms the ICJ's capacity to find equitable solutions to discrete international
conflicts. Both Chile and Peru have claimed the decision as both a compromise and a victory, suggesting that the ICJ can be
a powerful tool for improving international relations.