Category Archives: Terrorism

The Stuff of Nightmares: How the Specter of “Enhanced Interrogations” Affects the 9/11 Military Commissions in Guantánamo

The following guest-post was written by Kate Gibson, who has been representing accused before the international criminal courts and tribunals since 2005, including as co-counsel for Radovan Karadžic and Charles Taylor, and as lead counsel for Justin Mugenzi before the ICTR. She … Continue reading

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Let’s Avoid Politicizing the Genocide Against Yazidis

There is no doubt that genocidal acts have been perpetrated against the Yazidi people by the Islamic State (ISIS). A recent report by United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria has given credence to political declarations in the United States, … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), Genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Justice Ambassador, Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States, Yazidi Genocide | Tagged | 13 Comments

Prosecuting the Destruction of Shrines at the ICC – A Clash of Civilizations?

The potential trial of Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi marks a series of firsts for global justice. Al Mahdi, who faced confirmation of charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, is the first individual from Mali to face … Continue reading

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How the Canadian Government’s Pursuit of ‘Justice’ Makes Canadians and the World Less Secure

Canada currently finds itself in the midst of a historically long election. Perhaps more so than any other campaign in recent memory, the world is paying attention. Will Canadians re-elect a government that has tarnished the country’s global reputation on … Continue reading

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Lessons from Nuremberg: Why Obama Should Rethink His Gitmo Strategy

JiC welcomes Jonathan Hafetz for this fascinating essay on the lessons the U.S. can and should learn from Nuremberg for its prosecution of alleged terrorists in Guantanamo Bay. Jonathan is Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University and is … Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Earlier this month, the first trials at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) finally got under way. Karlijn van der Voort joins JiC for this very timely overview of the many difficulties and challenges facing this unique tribunal. Karlijn is a … Continue reading

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The Politics of Trust: Diplomatic Assurances

Another fascinating guest post by Andrew Jillions on the politics of trust in the context of the highly controversial, yet widespread, practice of granting diplomatic assurances. Enjoy! Diplomatic assurances and the politics of trust The recent decision preventing the UK … Continue reading

Posted in Diplomatic Assurances, Human Rights, Jordan (not Michael), Lawfare, Libya, Pakistan, Terrorism, United Kingdom | 1 Comment