The ICC and alternative justice in Uganda

“Prosecution or punitive justice is just a drop in the ocean. The ICC will only play a very small part in the justice equation of northern Uganda. One of the key concerns that… Continue reading

The mismanaged war on the LRA and the involvement of the ICC

“Throughout the Juba Peace Talks, there was stiff opposition from the International Criminal Court.” “There are serious questions of state impunity versus non-state actors accountability.” Why has it proven so difficult to defeat… Continue reading

Off the grid or just as strong as in 2012? The present state of the LRA

“To the people who have experienced the brutality of the LRA, this remains a war without an end. […] Their [the LRA’s] activities continue to fluctuate; there are moments when they scale up their… Continue reading

The Folly of Bombing the Islamic State

“Bin Laden was very proud that he had only spent 500.000 dollars on the 9/11 attacks. The US in response to those attacks has probably spent 3 trillion dollars. So as a return… Continue reading

Constitution-making in post-Gaddafi Libya: justice vs security?

“Libya has lost a golden opportunity. […] I don’t see how we can move forward with the constitution under the current conflict.” For War and Peace Talk, former Libyan Minister of Justice Salah… Continue reading

NATO-intervention in Libya: a mistake or a job half-done?

“The mistake was not to complete the job. That was a terrible mistake. Libya did not need thousands of weapons … If Libya was without those weapons, the competition would have been political.”… Continue reading

Libya’s Political Isolation Law: post-conflict justice or revenge?

“The Political Isolation Law was technically a very bad downgrade of the previous Integrated Law on Libya.” Former Minister of Justice, Mr Salah al-Marghani reflects on the circumstances within which the Political Isolation… Continue reading

The judiciary in post-Gaddafi Libya

“The judiciary [in Libya] was unable to keep itself independent from the political crisis”, holds Salah al-Marghani, former Minister of Justice in Libya (2012 – 2014). Al-Marghani explains the plight of the Libyan… Continue reading

Libya Dialogue-peacetalks: Amnesty for peace?

“Warlords fear that they would be prosecuted in a stable Libya. That they would become rejected, and loose their grip on power … These elements are on both sides.” Salah al-Marghani, former Minister… Continue reading

ISIS in Libya: Endemic or Imported?

“Extremism and ignorance existed in Libya for a long time. […] The Gaddafi regime was using heavy-handed tactics [against those they deemed extremists],” explains former Libyan Minister of Justice Salah al-Marghani. As long… Continue reading

Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Who’s calling the shots?

“And so the concern is that Supreme Leader Khamenei … will let the deal come into effect and then, a year or two down the road, say ‘this isn’t working out, we have… Continue reading

Iran’s power play in the Middle East

“An agreement to be successful is going to require that the regional states feel reassured that this agreement is not at their expense.” In an interview with War and Peace Talk on 3 April… Continue reading