Category Archives: European Union (EU)

Should Ukraine be on the International Criminal Court’s Radar?

Things were supposed to settle down earlier this week when opposition activists in Kiev accepted an amnesty in exchange for vacating government buildings. Within hours, however, a new spate of violence broke out. On Wednesday evening it once again appeared … Continue reading

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France and Italy Call for Closed EU Border: An Abrogration of Moral Responsibility

Readers of Justice in Conflict will know that the posts rarely, if ever, step out of the bounds of issues concerning transitional justice and conflict resolution. Sometimes, however, issues that aren’t directly related to either are so morally outrageous that … Continue reading

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Libya, Peace and Justice: Murky Options

One of the few realities of violent political conflicts across contexts is that fully “good” options are in rare supply. In a recent post, I attempted to articulate some of the tensions surrounding the pursuit of justice in Libya, on … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), European Union (EU), Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Peace Negotiations, Transitional Justice | 2 Comments

The West and Libya: The Politically Imposed Limits of Justice

  There was a time, just a few years ago, when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was ostracized by the international community. Then he became a key, if quirky, ally and business partner of the West. Fast-forward a few years and … Continue reading

Posted in Arms Deals, European Union (EU), France, International Criminal Court (ICC), Italy, Libya, Russia, United Kingdom, United States | 7 Comments