The Killing of Bin Laden: Revenge but not Justice

With the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Obama has achieved a much-needed conclusion to nearly ten years' efforts to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to heel. Obama claimed to bring bin Laden 'to justice'. But he managed this only in the sense that George Bush evoked in 2001, when he said that bin Laden… Continue reading The Killing of Bin Laden: Revenge but not Justice

Pinochet and international justice, February/March 2000

from http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/hafa3/pinochet.htm escape of Pinochet, guilty of mass murder and torture. 3 March 2000 As he rises from his wheelchair and mocks Jack Straw, the medical case for his release cannot be said to have been proven. In a matter as grave as this, the onus was on the British government to publish all material… Continue reading Pinochet and international justice, February/March 2000

The Karadzic trial and Bosnian realities, Open Democracy, 3 November 2009

The trial of the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is a test of justice and accountability over terrible crimes. But the trend of events in Bosnia itself also demands the international community‚Äôs urgent attention, says Martin Shaw. The trial of Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Serbian nationalist regime in Bosnia in the early 1990s, resumed… Continue reading The Karadzic trial and Bosnian realities, Open Democracy, 3 November 2009