Monday, October 24, 2011

With Gadaffi dead, where now for international criminal justice?

Col. Gadaffi's death, after apparently having been captured alive, sets the course for a disturbing swing away from the administration of courtroom justice towards extra-judicial execution, doubtless influenced by the US decision to execute, rather than attempt to capture and try, Osama bin-Laden. 

I couldn't possibly write a better post on this topic than Mark Kersten has over at Justice in Conflict; here's the link.

1 comment:

  1. Many things to reflect upon not only regarding this extra-judicial killing, but also the ending (?)/settlement (sic) of armed conflict in Libya, in this NATO/backed victory (?). Let's see what comes next.
    In the meantime, I am compiling the various ways of spelling Qadhafi's name - any suggestions from Arabic native speakers?