Category Archives: Terrorism

Trials and Tribulations at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Earlier this month, the first trials at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) finally got under way. Karlijn van der Voort joins JiC for this very timely overview of the many difficulties and challenges facing this unique tribunal. Karlijn is a … Continue reading

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Posted in International Criminal Justice, International Law, Lebanon, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Terrorism | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Politics of Trust: Diplomatic Assurances

Another fascinating guest post by Andrew Jillions on the politics of trust in the context of the highly controversial, yet widespread, practice of granting diplomatic assurances. Enjoy! Diplomatic assurances and the politics of trust The recent decision preventing the UK … Continue reading

Posted in Diplomatic Assurances, Human Rights, Jordan (not Michael), Lawfare, Libya, Pakistan, Terrorism, United Kingdom | 1 Comment

Is Killing the new ‘Justice’? The Murky Morality of Target Killings

Dear readers – This marks the first post at JiC by Elke Schwarz. Elke has been JiC’s long-time and faithful editor. Because of her work, we hopefully don’t have too many spelling or grammatical errors! More importantly, Elke is a … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Drones, Justice, Libya, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law, Pakistan, Terrorism, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United States | 2 Comments

A Few Things Worth a Watch and a Read: Terrorism and IL, bin Laden’s Death and Justice(s)

While JiC is almost only used as place for commentary rather than synopses or snap-shots of others views, I figured I would grant some respite to those tired of hearing what I think and highlighting three particularly interesting pieces. First, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Human Rights, Justice, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law, Pakistan, Terrorism | 1 Comment

Killing bin Laden: Justice, International Law and Legitimacy – A Compilation of Perspectives

The debate regarding the legality, justness and legitimacy of killing bin Laden continues. I figured it may be beneficial to create a post where some of the most sophisticated and fascinating perspectives on these subjects could be compiled. Keep in … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law, Terrorism, UN Security Council, United States | 5 Comments

Bin Laden and International Law: Death or Trial?

A debate regarding the legality of killing Osama bin Laden is raging across the internet. Everyone wants to know: was the assassination of bin Laden in accordance with international law? Yesterday, I weighed in on the broader question of whether … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, International Criminal Court (ICC), Iraq, Osama bin Laden and international law, Terrorism, United States | 5 Comments

The “Justice” of Killing bin Laden and What it Means for Gaddafi

Last night, President Barack Obama announced to eager audiences around the world that America’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, had been assassinated. Obama described bin Laden’s death by declaring that “justice has been done.” People around the globe are … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Terrorism | 10 Comments