Category Archives: Libya

Back Against the Wall: Libya Wants the ICC to Prosecute Wanton Militias

Not long ago, I suggested that the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Libya might not be finished. My belief was that the Court would go after alleged international criminals residing outside Libya. They still might. But if the Libyan government has … Continue reading

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The ICC in Libya: Not Done Just Yet

With the ruling that the case against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is admissible before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and that Libya must surrender him to The Hague, observers might be inclined to think the story between the ICC and Libya … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why the ICC Intervenes in Ongoing and Active Conflicts

An ongoing and active debate amongst virtually anyone interested in international criminal justice is whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) should or shouldn’t intervene in ongoing and active conflicts. Proponents generally maintain that the ICC can have positive impacts on bringing live conflicts … Continue reading

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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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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

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Another Curious Moment in the Saif and Senussi Cases

There have been numerous twists and turns in the cases of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi. Senussi was allegedly bought for $200 million from Mauritania and held there for months before being surrendered to Libya in September 2012. Saif’s … 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

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Could Russia be a Key to International Justice in Libya?

The battle between Libya and the International Criminal Court (ICC) over where Abdullah al-Senussi and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should be tried has taken another dramatic turn. Saif’s legal representative John Jones has written a scathing letter to the UK’s Foreign … Continue reading

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ICC Rules: Saif Gaddafi Should be Tried in The Hague, Not Libya

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have finally ruled on Libya’s admissibility challenge regarding Saif al-Islam Gadadfi. The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber has decided against Libya’s request to try Saif in Libya and have reiterated their demand that Saif be surrendered … Continue reading

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