Category Archives: Libya

The Responsibility to Protect isn’t Dead, but its Proponents’ Hubris has Wounded it

It has been a decade since the international community endorsed the principle of “Responsibility to Protect.” But with hundreds of thousands dead in civil conflicts around the globe, it is clear that the expectations set by this doctrine are not … Continue reading

Posted in International Law, Libya, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), Syria | 7 Comments

Transitional Justice without a Peaceful Transition—The Case of Post-Gaddafi Libya

An ongoing question for scholars and constant challenge for practitioners is how to combine peacebuilding with transitional justice. There are, clearly, no easy solutions. The case of Libya demonstrates this vividly and is the focus of an article I recently … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lustration, Transitional Justice | 4 Comments

Should War Crime Perpetrators Pursue PhDs?

The first-ever individual convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked judges at The Hague-based Court to grant him early release so that he can pursue a PhD. The former warlord and rebel leader Thomas Dyilo Lubanga, a man … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Republic of Congo, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Uganda | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The ICC and ISIS: Be Careful What You Wish For

Over the past few weeks, JiC has covered issues pertaining to international justice and accountability in Syria and Iraq, including the wisdom of a United Nations Security Council referral of the Islamic State to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This … Continue reading

Posted in ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Iraq, ISIS, Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Middle East, Syria, UN Security Council, War crimes | 5 Comments

Bringing Conflict into the Peace Versus Justice Debate

This article first appeared on the new blog Post-Conflict Justice which I encourage all readers to check out! The so-called ‘peace versus justice’ debate has come to dominate the politics of International Criminal Court (ICC). A tremendous amount of ink … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Resolution, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes, Uganda | 2 Comments

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

Posted in ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, United Nations | 2 Comments