Category Archives: ICTY

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Reconciling Torn Societies?

I have always been of the opinion that we need to closely scrutinize the effects that are being attributed to international trials. There is a tendency to conflate the objectives and capabilities of international courts and tribunals by putting forward … Continue reading

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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

Law versus Politics in International Criminal Justice

Dear readers, I am pleased to introduce to you Patrick Wegner. Patrick is a PhD student at the University of Tübingen and at the International Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. He writes about … Continue reading

Posted in Darfur, Human Rights, ICC Prosecutor, ICTY, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Justice, Serbia, Special Court for SIerra Leone (SCSL), Sudan, Transitional Justice, Uganda, UN Security Council, United States | 4 Comments

Pursuing and Serving Justice Fairly: Is Mladic Fit to Stand Trial?

In a post a few months back, I pondered what a trial of Gaddafi would be like, given his aptitude for emotional and delusional outbursts. It was at that time that legal scholar Dov Jacobs of Spreading the Jam suggested … Continue reading

Posted in Balkans, Genocide, Human Rights, ICTY, Justice, Libya, Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic | 1 Comment

Mladic Reunited with Karadzic: Arrested and Heading to the Hague

Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic are united again, just not in the way they had hoped. Today, Mladic, seen by many as the Bosnian Serb architect of death for his role in the Bosnian war, was arrested by Serb authorities. … Continue reading

Posted in Balkans, Genocide, Human Rights, ICTY, Peace Negotiations, Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic | 4 Comments

Picture This: The ICC Trial of a “Delusional” Gaddafi

Today we get the news that an American diplomat has called Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi “delusional”. That makes enough sense. Gaddafi has denied that virtually anything bad is in Libya, playing a game of “if I can’t see it, it … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Humour, ICTY, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, UN Security Council | 4 Comments