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The Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice

It is no secret. The last few months and years have not been kind to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Fairly or not, the Court has been the target of a growing chorus of criticisms which insist that it unfairly targets African states … Continue reading

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Libya vs. The ICC: Stalemate over Saif and Senussi

I recently had the opportunity to write a piece for the great folks at Think Africa Press on the ongoing battle between the ICC and Libya over the custody of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi. It covers much of … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Defense Counsel, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A New Deal: an ICC “Supervised” Trial for Saif Gaddafi in Libya?

The debate on how and where Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is tried has taken a new and rather unexpected turn. The BBC has reported that a “Western official” told their correspondent that a … Continue reading

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Libya set to Try Saif? Not so Fast

Say what? It was fitting that news and commentary on justice in Libya was thoroughly confusing today. The conflict in Libya and the post-Gaddafi era have been rife with contradictory storylines: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured. Wait, he’s touring Tripoli! … Continue reading

Posted in Libya, Libya and the ICC, Outreach, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), UN Security Council | 3 Comments

Trying Saif, Senussi in Libya: Why is Moreno-Ocampo so Lenient?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on the International Criminal Court and complementarity in Libya, held by Leiden’s esteemed professor of  international law, Carsten Stahn. The seminar was organized by Jens Meierhenrich and was also attended by … Continue reading

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Yikes! Bashir Visits as Libya Defends Right to Try Saif

There are two significant events to report on the pursuit and politics of justice in Libya. First, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by the International Criminal Court, visited Libya to offer “advice” … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Darfur, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Peacebuilding, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), UN Security Council | 1 Comment

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) | 2 Comments

The Long Read: Waiting for Bashir – Will the Deposed Sudanese Dictator Ever Stand Trial in The Hague?

Victor Peskin, Eric Stover, and Alexa Koenig join JiC for this piece on the prospect of holding deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to account at the International Criminal Court. Victor is an associate professor in the School of Politics and … Continue reading

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“Let’s Ditch War Crimes”? Let’s Not Get Carried Away with Justice Criticism and Cynicism

Common criticisms and cynicism of international justice, and the International Criminal Court specifically, are frustrating as they tend to obscure reality, misunderstand both the limits and possibilities of accountability norms and institutions, and misdirect blame away from states whose cooperation … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Deterrence, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Outreach, UN Security Council, War crimes | 2 Comments