Category Archives: Justice

7 Random Thoughts on Justice and Stuff

A lot has happened in the world of international justice since my last post at JiC. So here are 7 stories and thoughts on the ICC and other justice-related stuff from recent weeks. 1. A Strong and Weak ICC? It … Continue reading

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Posted in Admissibility, Complementarity, Crime of Aggression, Humanitarian Intervention, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Palestine, Palestine and the ICC, Peace Negotiations, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), Transitional Justice, UN Security Council | Leave a comment

Libya’s Political Isolation Law: Politics and Justice or the Politics of Justice?

It has been a tough go for Libya. Almost two and a half years after the demise of the Gaddafi regime, the country continues to struggle in its ongoing and tumultuous transition. After forty years of autocratic rule, creating a … Continue reading

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What Mandela Teaches Us: Negotiating Between Good and Evil

The year 1997 marked the height of Libya’s isolation from the international community. The regime of Muammar Gaddafi was under strict sanctions from the United Nations, the European Union, and the United States, amongst others. For its alleged role in … Continue reading

Posted in Apartheid, Justice, Libya, South Africa | Tagged | 4 Comments

Between Skepticism and Reality: LRA Leader Joseph Kony in “Surrender Talks”

Numerous reports are suggesting that the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony is currently in “surrender talks” with the government of the Central African Republic. According to African Union’s special envoy on the LRA Francisco Madeira, Kony … Continue reading

Posted in Central African Republic (CAR), International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda | Tagged , | 6 Comments

International Justice and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities: Paper Series

The debate over the relationship between peace and justice isn’t going to go away any time soon. Yet, despite all of the attention the ‘peace versus justice’ debate has received over the years, scholarship on the subject still suffers from … Continue reading

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From Justice Delayed to Justice Denied: Katyń in Strasbourg

In April 1940, the Soviet secret police initiated a secret massacre of some 20,000 Polish officials and officers. The struggle to establish the truth of what happened in the Katyń forests came to dominate much of contemporary Polish political life … Continue reading

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ICC Hands off Libya

I have a new article up at Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel that may be of interest to some readers. It covers the ICC’s inadmissibility ruling in the case of Abdullah al-Senussi. The piece places the ruling into the political … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Complementarity, ICC Prosecutor, Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, UN Security Council | Tagged | 1 Comment

A Brand New Low: Ruto Blames the ICC For Westgate Tragedy

By now, readers will be intimately aware with the ongoing and tragic crisis unfolding in Nairobi. According to reports, al-Shabab militants have barricaded themselves and hostages inside Westgate mall. Some 70 civilians have been killed with well over a hundred … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Withdrawal from the ICC – An Act in Vain?

Yesterday, Kenya’s Parliament voted in favour of a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the wake of the vote, there has been some alarmist rhetoric about what Kenya’s move to withdraw from the Court means for … Continue reading

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The ICC and Kenya Parting Ways? What it Means and What it Doesn’t.

UPDATE: Kenyan Parliament has now approved a motion to withdraw from the ICC. A bill will be introduced to this effect in 30 days. Opposition MPs boycotted the vote. For a new post on whether the vote was in vain, … Continue reading

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