Category Archives: The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3)

The “Crown Jewel” of Justice in Libya: Senussi, not Saif

Since the NATO-backed rebellion in Libya began to sweep away at the four-decade rule of Muammar Gaddafi, the international attention (deficit disorder) paid to Libya has tended to only concentrate on one of the Tripoli Three at a time. For … Continue reading

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ICC Confirms: Trial in Libya by the Court is a Possibility!

So it wasn’t such a crazy idea after all. Tucked away and close to the end of a Reuters article from last night were words that sped up my heart-rate. In the context of the ongoing debate about where to … Continue reading

Posted in ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), Transitional Justice | 4 Comments

Saif Gaddafi Arrested: What now for Justice in Libya?

Last Friday night, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, dressed in the traditional garbs of the Tuaregs, was detained whilst on the run, likely to neighbouring Niger. With the death of his father, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam had become the most wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Human Rights, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3) | 3 Comments

Who Gets to Serve Justice: Saif Gaddafi and ICC Due Process

Mathias Holvoet, a PhD-Candidate, studying international criminal law, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), joins us to discuss the possible surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to the ICC. Specifically, Holvoet covers the issue of due process of the accused … Continue reading

Posted in ICTY, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3) | 1 Comment

What a Difference Actually Asking Makes: Burkina Faso, Asylum and Gaddafi

A few months ago, amidst rampant rumours that Muammar Gaddafi was seeking asylum in Burkina Faso, I expressed my frustration at what I thought was groundless and largely unfounded speculation: “If Gaddafi does, in fact, seek asylum he will surely … Continue reading

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The “Injustice Cascade” – Supplanting International Justice with Targeted Killing

Dear readers – this piece was originally posted, in an edited form, at JURIST. For keen readers of JiC there may be some repetition from previous themes or pieces but I thought it was “original” enough to post here nonetheless. … Continue reading

Posted in Crimes against humanity, Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Middle East, NATO, Slobodan Milosevic, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3) | Leave a 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

The Death of Gaddafi and the “Injustice Cascade”

Many a practitioner, scholar and layman has argued that we live in a world where holding leaders accountable for committing international crimes – genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – has become a norm. The world has no place … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, NATO, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law, Slobodan Milosevic, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3) | 8 Comments

Gaddafi’s Death: What now? What Justice?

When Col Muammar Gaddafi said earlier this year that he would “fight to the death” in the face of the revolution taking place in Libya, he wasn’t joking around. Flashing across the screens of virtually every news program today have … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United Kingdom, United States, War crimes | 7 Comments

Gaddafi: Our Best Enemy (Film)

“Realpolitik led the West to believe that Gaddafi’s dictatorship would go on forever and Gaddafi, convinced that rapprochement with the West would guarantee his survival, underestimated the wrath of his own people.” – Antoine Vitkine Over the past weeks and … Continue reading

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