On Friday the United States and people who respect justice around the world lost a very special jurist, William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021), a man unique among lawyers for his steadfast commitment to justice for all. He served his country as the 66th Attorney General of the United States from [...]
The Libyan parliament validated Wednesday an interim government mandated to reunite the fractured country after a decade of war and administer the December elections under an UN-backed peace plan. Abdulhamid Dbeibah, a billionaire businessman, was selected as an interim prime minister at a forum held by the United Nations in Geneva last month. Dbeibah submitted his [...]
The Correctional Tribunal of Paris on Monday found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling while serving in office. Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison but will only serve one year as his remaining sentence was suspended. Prosecutors had accused Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry [...]
The armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia which was over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh had developed quite an interesting twist with Turkey projecting itself as a ‘big’ brother of Azerbaijan and throwing its weight behind Baku and sending Syrian mercenaries to fight in the conflict. Ankara’s involvement in the conflict of the Caucasus is [...]
International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called Wednesday before the UN Security Council for the execution of three outstanding arrest warrants for Libyans accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bensouda appeared before the Security Council to deliver her seventeenth annual report on the situation in Libya, which the ICC has [...]
A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 soldiers to death by firing squad for their involvement in murders that occurred during the 2011 uprising. The defendants were accused of opening fire on a crowd of demonstrators calling for the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in the Abu Salim district of Tripoli, the nation’s capital. [...]
June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Its purpose — to denounce the crime of torture and proclaim solidarity with its survivors — is in stark opposition to the policy of my government. As a former Chief Prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal in West Africa, I walked [...]
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Wednesday that Libyan National Army Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli has not yet been arrested by Libyan national authorities, despite an ICC warrant issued in August 2017. The warrant for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli was issued after he was accused of executing 33 [...]
A UN report published Tuesday detailed the conditions of thousands of people are being held in Libya, describing them as human rights violations. According to the report, released by the Office of the High Commission for...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy must stand for trial for charges of corruption and influence the 2007 French presidential election. The case will focus on alleged phone calls that transpired between Sarkozy and a French...