If the progress of international law were judged in bricks and mortar, then the International Criminal Court must be said to have had an admirable year. The world's first permanent global justice tribunal ends 2015 with a move out of temporary premises into a new, purpose-built headquarters.
But as an old saying goes, "buildings should serve people, not the other way around". A property acquisition may suggest permanence, but the ICC faces 2016 with its future far from assured. Read more.