Category Archives: Transitional Justice

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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Posted in Admissibility, Complementarity, Crime of Aggression, Humanitarian Intervention, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Palestine, Palestine and the ICC, Peace Negotiations, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), Transitional Justice, UN Security Council | Leave a comment

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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Orbiting in Space – Suspended Justice in Sierra Leone

Laura Martin joins JiC for this timely and critical examination of the over-relieance of legal, retributive modes of justice in Sierra Leone. Laura is a currently Ph.D candidate in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her … Continue reading

Posted in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Special Court for SIerra Leone (SCSL), Transitional Justice | 5 Comments

Transitional Justice as Politics

It is widely accepted that transitional justice can and should be separated from politics. How societies and states achieve justice in the wake of mass atrocities, so it goes, is a pursuit that must be divorced from political calculations. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Lustration in Libya: Ruling Congress to Pass “Political Isolation Law”

Libya has made yet another significant and controversial decision as it continues down the bumpy path of its post-conflict and post-Gaddafi transition. According to the Libya Herald, the country’s General National Congress (GNC) is preparing to institute a “Political Isolation Law” … Continue reading

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Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring – A ‘Webinar’

Dear readers, For anyone interested, please tune in to a ‘webinar’ on Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring from 11:30 – 13:00 EST (16:30-18:00 GMT) tomorrow, Monday, October 15. There is a great list of participants and it promises to be … Continue reading

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Justice After the War: The ICC and Post-Gaddafi Libya

Dear readers, I wanted to alert you to a new article I recently wrote and have posted at Academia.edu. The draft chapter, Justice After the War: The ICC and Post-Gaddafi Libya, was prepared for a forthcoming book edited by Kirsten … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Defense Counsel, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), Transitional Justice | 1 Comment

Distinctly Arab? Questions about Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring (Part II)

This is the second of a two-part post on transitional justice and the Arab Spring, by Kirsten Fisher. In her first post, Kirsten placed the Arab Spring and transitional justice in a historical context and posed critical questions regarding how … Continue reading

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Guest Posts, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Middle East, Syria, Transitional Justice, Truth Commission, Tunisia | 2 Comments

Distinctly Arab? Questions about Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring (Part I)

Kirsten Fisher joins JiC for this timely and fascinating two-part post on the Arab Spring and Transitional Justice. Kirsten is the Gordon F. Henderson Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre and an affiliated … Continue reading

Posted in Arab Spring, Lustration, Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, Truth Commission | 7 Comments

The End of Amnesty: Whither “Peace Versus Justice” in Northern Uganda?

I couldn’t resist contributing to the discussion that Mark Schenkel has begun with his fantastic post on the expiration of northern Uganda’s Amnesty Act. Readers shouldn’t let the fact that the story hasn’t been widely covered fool them into believing … Continue reading

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