Category Archive: Rule of Law

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

The Islamic State: Libya as a new stronghold?

“A lot of things need to happen before Libyans either side have the capability and capacity to take action against these radical groups” Professor Dirk Vandewalle (Dartmouth College) analyzes the probability of the… Continue reading

Libya: A flawed electoral system at the root of the conflict?

“In a sense, in Libya the cart was put before the horse, […] they had elections before they had any of the institutions that in most circumstances really give elections meaning” For War… Continue reading

Libya: Prospects of a political solution to the crisis

“Whoever controls the money in a sense controls politics in Libya” Professor Dirk Vandewalle (Dartmouth College) examines the current conflict in Libya between the two parallel governments fighting for state control. The recent… Continue reading

The Islamic State: Tunisia’s response to the threat

“We need an early warning system within communities in Tunisia” Dr Moncef Kartas elaborates on the role the Tunisian government can take to prevent young people from joining the Islamic State. Rather than… Continue reading

Security Sector Reform in Tunisia: A lost cause?

In the wake of the Ben Ali regime, Security Sector Reform in Tunisia still remains  a major challenge for the nascant democratic state. Civil society organizations, Dr. Moncef Kartas (project coordinator of the… Continue reading

Tunisia: Growing pains of a nascent democracy

“To democracy there is more than just having a constitution and conducting elections” In a critical reflection on the current Tunisian political situation, Dr Moncef Kartas (project coordinator of the North Africa Security Assessment,… Continue reading

Traditional Justice in South Kordofan

“Anyone who committed a crime in Darfur or elsewhere should be held accountable. Because we need justice, and no peace without justice.” Abdelgaleel Albasha Mohammed Ahmed discusses the traditional mechanisms that are used… Continue reading

Should the ICC investigate multinationals over Zimbabwe?

“The best way to achieve justice in Zimbabwe is not through an international court, but through the domestic justice systems.” In this interview with War and Peace Talk, Mr Sixpence reflects on the… Continue reading

Sylvain Makangu: promoting justice in Cote d’Ivoire

“Fighting corruption and impunity within the justice system is needed to deliver a good quality of justice”. In this interview with War and Peace Talk, Mr Makangu reflects on the lessons that he… Continue reading

The UN in Mali: Colonel de Wolf on the conflict, the Tuareg and MINUSMA’s role

“MINUSMA is waiting for more enablers – technologically advanced military forces – before they can move up to Kidal. After the Dutch and the Swedes have arrived, we can move up to Kidal… Continue reading

Drones: weighing the pros and cons

The use of drones has grown immensely, with the American air force now training more drone operators than fighter and bomber pilots. Willemijn Verkoren (director at CICAM) problematizes the use of drones by… Continue reading