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Should bin Laden have been tried? | openDemocracy

Maybe there really was no choice. But we have lost something by not putting bin Laden on trial, and that is a particular view of what Justice is for

There are apparently more disadvantages than advantages in envisaging a trial for Bin Laden. Still, the fact that the most egregious criminal of this century was killed in an attempt to arrest him shows that we are still far from a global rule of law. And, quite aside from the euphoria of the population in the very first moments, it will now be more difficult build a just world order.

Daniele Archibugi is a director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and professor of innovation, governance and public policy at Birkbeck College.

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