Category Archives: France

Universal Jurisdiction in Germany: The FDLR Trial in Stuttgart

Last week I wrote a post on the role of universal jurisdiction in dealing with atrocities committed during armed conflicts or dictatorships. The idea of universal jurisdiction is grounded in the notion that there are some norms in public international … Continue reading

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Posted in Crimes against humanity, Democratic Republic of Congo, Europe, France, Germany, International Criminal Court (ICC) | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

An Arab Fling: The West and International Justice in Libya

The following piece is a guest-post at Opinio Juris where I have been honoured with the opportunity to guest-blog for the next two weeks. All pieces will also be cross-posted here. Enjoy! An Arab Fling: The West and International Justice … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, France, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), Torture, UN Security Council, United Kingdom, United States | Leave a comment

Peace, Justice and Libya – the Gaddafi who Threatens it All?

It is nothing short of stunning how little we hear about Gaddafi these days. Articles in papers, posts on blogs, discussions amongst friends – virtually everywhere, even in discussions about peace and justice in Libya, Gaddafi is no where to … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Crimes against humanity, France, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United Kingdom, War crimes | 4 Comments

Negotiating Peace in Libya: What Happens to Justice?

While diplomats from all interested parties may not be willing to describe it as such, the crisis in Libya has reached the negotiation phase. Foreign ministers crisscrossing around the world, dropping in on various national capitals, testing the waters by suggesting … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Amnesty, France, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, NATO, Peace Negotiations, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United Kingdom | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Europe, European Union (EU), France, Immigration, Italy | 3 Comments

Libya, Peace and Justice: ‘Gaddafi has to go’ but Peace must be Negotiated

Missing from the coverage of the war in Libya has been any discussion as to what the end goal is. Yes, there has been a lot of talk, although little consensus, about what should happen with Gaddafi. But what about … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Amnesty, France, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Transitional Justice, Truth Commission, Uganda, UN Security Council, United Kingdom, United States | 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