Category Archives: Article 16

Contradictions in Kenya: Kenyan PM Backs the ICC Trial of the Ocampo Six

It appears that Kenyan efforts to defer the ICC prosecutions of the “Ocampo Six” are destined to fail. But it may not only be because of international pressure or lack of consensus in the UN Security Council. Rather, the final … Continue reading

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Will Kenya’s Most Wanted Walk the Walk or just Talk the Talk?

On the same day that the ICC summoned six senior Kenyan officials to appear before the Court to face charges linked to post-election violence in 2007/2008, Kenya officially asked the UN Security Council to suspend the ICC investigation under Article … Continue reading

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Would Gaddafi Accept a Deferral-for-Peace Deal?

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that it is generally assumed that perpetrators of human rights violations would accept a deferral-for-peace deal. It isn’t obvious that they necessarily would. The scenario in which Article 16, which allows the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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Could Justice be Deferred for Peace in Libya?

A lot has been said about the UN Security Council’s referral of the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral has sparked a fascinating debate on a multitude of legal and political issues. With regards to … Continue reading

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Libya Referred to the ICC – Initial Thoughts

The situation in Libya has been referred to the ICC by the UN Security Council. Much talk was made of international justice in Arab states in recent weeks. No doubt many are celebrating the impressive commitment the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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