Category Archives: Libya

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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A Fatal Attraction? The UN Security Council and the Relationship between R2P and the International Criminal Court

Many readers will know that, over the last year or so, I have been thinking quite a bit about the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). It started barely a month into this … Continue reading

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Responding to Allegations of Human Rights Abuses – A Lesson from Libya’s Justice Minister

Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently published its annual World Report. In the report, the human rights organization examined the records of 90 states, including those emerging from the “Arab Spring”. Suffice to say, they didn’t hold back when it came … Continue reading

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The ICC and Regime Change: Some Thoughts but Mostly Questions

Few issues in international criminal justice are as contentious as the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and regime change. After all, it goes right to the heart of the tensions between humanitarianism and the messy realities of conflict … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Resolution, Darfur, Humanitarian Intervention, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Syria | 7 Comments