Category Archives: Amnesty

Peace and Justice in Libya – Tripoli Falling, Justice Rising?

Reports are proliferating that the Libyan capital of Tripoli is on the verge of collapse. The level of resistance in the country has apparently now been withered to “pockets”. While the location of Col. Muammar Gaddafi remains unknown, the BBC … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Peace Negotiations, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3) | 3 Comments

Peace, Justice and Libya – the Gaddafi who Threatens it All?

It is nothing short of stunning how little we hear about Gaddafi these days. Articles in papers, posts on blogs, discussions amongst friends – virtually everywhere, even in discussions about peace and justice in Libya, Gaddafi is no where to … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Crimes against humanity, France, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United Kingdom, War crimes | 4 Comments

The Kwoyelo Trial: Sorting out this Amnesty Business

An LRA Commander on Trial. But Should He Be? Even before it started, the trial of former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo was controversial. His “day in court” was delayed for months; his application to the Government for amnesty was never … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Kwoyelo Trial, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Uganda | 2 Comments

Negotiating Peace in Libya: What Happens to Justice?

While diplomats from all interested parties may not be willing to describe it as such, the crisis in Libya has reached the negotiation phase. Foreign ministers crisscrossing around the world, dropping in on various national capitals, testing the waters by suggesting … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Amnesty, France, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, NATO, Peace Negotiations, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), United Kingdom | 2 Comments

Uganda’s Controversial First War Crimes Trial: Thomas Kwoyelo

On July 11, I had the opportunity to attend some of the beginning of the first trial of Uganda’s International Crimes Division of the High Court, in Gulu, Northern Uganda. On the stand is Thomas Kwoyelo, a former senior Lord’s Resistance … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kwoyelo Trial, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Southern Sudan, Sudan, Transitional Justice, Uganda, War crimes | 12 Comments

Why Uganda is Our Best Chance to get to the Bottom of the Peace-Justice Debate

Most of the academic and political attention that the International Criminal Court (ICC) receives these days comes from Sudan and Libya. There is little doubt that the investigations of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi have captured the imagination … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Central African Republic (CAR), Crimes against humanity, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Libya, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Traditional Justice Mechanisms, Uganda, War crimes | 12 Comments

Before you go Supporting Exile for Gaddafi, Beware of What You Assume

Each time a conflicted and fragile society resolves to confront a murderous, tyrannical or dictatorial ruler, a similar question inevitably surfaces: should the ruler and his cabal be allowed, or even encouraged, to go into exile? The logic in support … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Exile, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Yemen | 3 Comments

The ICC and the Tripoli Three: Time, It’s on our Side

As other actors involved in the Libyan conflict have appeared to dither and issue mixed messages, the ICC’s Prosecutor has been remarkably decisive and concrete with his work. Within three months of having had the situation in Libya referred to … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Darfur, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, Sudan, Truth Commission, Uganda | 5 Comments

Libya, Peace and Justice: ‘Gaddafi has to go’ but Peace must be Negotiated

Missing from the coverage of the war in Libya has been any discussion as to what the end goal is. Yes, there has been a lot of talk, although little consensus, about what should happen with Gaddafi. But what about … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Amnesty, France, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Transitional Justice, Truth Commission, Uganda, UN Security Council, United Kingdom, United States | 2 Comments

More Justice in Argentina: Dirty War Dictator Gets Life Sentence

Last month, Argentina continued its remarkable zeal for justice and accountability by putting two of its most brutal leaders on trial. Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone, along with six others, were brought to trial for crimes committed … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Argentina, Human Rights, Iraq, Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions | 2 Comments