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22 May 2012, 2:59 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So reports ABC News (and multiple other news outlets): The man who ran Libya’s extensive spy network and was considered one of the closest confidants of ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi was indicted in Mauritania on Monday and transferred to a public jail, according to a justice official. [read post]
21 May 2012, 9:13 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller That’s my basic reaction to the release of the full judgment in the Taylor trial, which checks in at an utterly absurd 2,499 pages. [read post]
18 May 2012, 9:40 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Earlier today, Russia called on the ICC to investigate possible war crimes committed by NATO forces during its bombing campaign in Libya: The International Criminal Court should look into all cases of NATO airstrikes in Libya that resulted in civilian deaths, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “We welcome the decision of ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to consider alleged violations of international humanitarian law,” Foreign Ministry… [read post]
15 May 2012, 5:56 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller As readers know, Dapo Akande, Jens Ohlin, and I have been having a friendly debate over whether Article 95 of the Rome Statute requires Libya to surrender Saif to the ICC pending the Pre-Trial Chamber’s resolution of its admissibility challenge. [read post]
14 May 2012, 1:00 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Thravalos’s post prompted responses from Steve and from Kevin Jon Heller; it showed up immediately in government briefs in Al Nashiri, and it was the subject of argument at the Al Nashiri motions hearing in April. [read post]
14 May 2012, 3:45 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller My recent post on PhDs calling themselves “Dr.” led one of my e-friends, Martin Holterman, to remind me that I had promised to post about my dissertation defense — called a “viva” in the Netherlands — at Leiden University last year. [read post]
12 May 2012, 6:00 am by An Hertogen
by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller posted on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s refusal to participate in his Military Commission trial, on the censored time-delayed video and audio feed from the trial and on the irony of an op-ed complaining about “false information about the detention” in the media coverage. [read post]
11 May 2012, 5:58 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA officer who describes the Bush administration’s systematic torture regime as people “putting their big boy pants on” and who personally destroyed 92 videotapes documenting the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah because “out of context they would make us look terrible,” has an op-ed for CNN today complaining about media coverage of the 9/11 military commission. [read post]
10 May 2012, 5:38 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller More follies from the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed military commission: The video and audio feed from the war court at Guantanamo Bay is on a time delay so as to prevent accidental or deliberate disclosure of classified information during proceedings. [read post]
9 May 2012, 10:10 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
Heller” (before I obtained my PhD), or simply “Kevin” instead of “Professor Heller,” my title as a brand-new Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. [read post]
8 May 2012, 10:57 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So reports Mark Kersten in a blockbuster post at Justice in Conflict. [read post]
7 May 2012, 5:00 am by Jessica Dorsey
As Kevin Jon Heller also noted, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged “Mastermind of 9/11,” and four other men have refused to enter a plea in their military commissions trial at Guantanamo Bay. [read post]
3 May 2012, 5:43 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller In the comments to my previous post, Mark Kersten (of the superb Justice in Conflict blog) asks an excellent question: Saif remains in the custody of the former rebels in Zintan, not the NTC. [read post]
2 May 2012, 9:21 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The Nuremberg defense pops up in the strangest places. [read post]
1 May 2012, 10:13 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Libya has now brought a formal admissibility challenge under Article 19 of the Rome Statute. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 8:56 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Of course, that means it’s been a much better week for anyone who isn’t so keen on the prospect of attacking Iran. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 1:36 pm
(credit for photo below of Taylor) Our colleague Kevin Jon Heller was right to call this "a stunning rebuke" by Special Court for Sierra Leone Trial Chamber II – for the reason that the Office of the Prosecution had constructed its narrative of Taylor's criminality primarily on the framework of joint criminal enterprise theory. [read post]
29 Apr 2012, 9:01 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The blog, which has been uniformly excellent to date, is dedicated to exploring maritime piracy in all its dimensions. [read post]
28 Apr 2012, 6:00 am by Jessica Dorsey
by Jessica Dorsey Kevin Jon Heller kicked us off this week with posts about the ICC’s report regarding Gaddafi’s situation in Libya and the infighting at the ICC between the Prosecutor and Libyan authorities. [read post]