An Incoherent Criminal Court: Libya, Sudan & the ICC

Posted by John Rosenthal

This is the story of two photos and what they reveal about the incoherence of so-called international criminal justice, as embodied in the International Criminal Court (ICC). See my new article on National Review Online here.

Accused of Genocide in Darfur, Sudan is Western Ally in Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

In a further sign of the close relations between Sudan and the new rulers in Libya, Sudan’s first vice president, Ali Osman Taha, met with the chairman of the executive board of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), Mahmoud Jibril, in Tripoli on Thursday. Both the U.S. State Department and the International Criminal Court have accused Sudanese government forces [...]

A Political Court: The ICC, Gaddafi, and Libyan Rebel War Crimes

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last month, to much fanfare, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Muammar al-Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, and Libyan military intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi. ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had filed an application for the warrants in May. Among those celebrating the court’s decision was, of course, the Libyan opposition’s National Transitional [...]

A Curious Proponent of the ICC: the “Society for Endangered Peoples”

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally posted at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] The International Criminal Court (ICC) is often presented in the English-language media as a “UN Court”. Thus, for instance, a New York Times headline of 2 April reads “Sudan: U.N. Court Rejected”. The supposed “UN Court” in question is the ICC. Similarly, a LA Times headline of 31 March, alluding to [...]