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Updated: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Saif Gaddafi’s ‘Release’

Where in the world is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi? Rumours about his whereabouts and the circumstances he faces have been swirling for weeks. Saif, the former heir-apparent to his father’s rule over Libya, faces an indictment at the International Criminal Court … Continue reading

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Another Curious Moment in the Saif and Senussi Cases

There have been numerous twists and turns in the cases of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi. Senussi was allegedly bought for $200 million from Mauritania and held there for months before being surrendered to Libya in September 2012. Saif’s … Continue reading

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ICC Rules: Saif Gaddafi Should be Tried in The Hague, Not Libya

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have finally ruled on Libya’s admissibility challenge regarding Saif al-Islam Gadadfi. The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber has decided against Libya’s request to try Saif in Libya and have reiterated their demand that Saif be surrendered … Continue reading

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Libya vs. The ICC: Stalemate over Saif and Senussi

I recently had the opportunity to write a piece for the great folks at Think Africa Press on the ongoing battle between the ICC and Libya over the custody of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi. It covers much of … Continue reading

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Saif wants to be tried at the ICC – But that’s not all

Late last week, the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD), which has been representing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi at the ICC, filed its official response to Libya’s admissibility challenge at the ICC. The impressive report, a whopping 92-pages long, should … Continue reading

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A New Deal: an ICC “Supervised” Trial for Saif Gaddafi in Libya?

The debate on how and where Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is tried has taken a new and rather unexpected turn. The BBC has reported that a “Western official” told their correspondent that a … Continue reading

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Part 1: Saif Gaddafi, Libya and the ICC

Most readers will know by now that the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Court dismissed Libya’s ruling National Transition Council (NTC)’s application to try Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in Libya. Saif, of course, was indicted by the ICC in June 2011 … Continue reading

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Libya set to Try Saif? Not so Fast

Say what? It was fitting that news and commentary on justice in Libya was thoroughly confusing today. The conflict in Libya and the post-Gaddafi era have been rife with contradictory storylines: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured. Wait, he’s touring Tripoli! … Continue reading

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Trying Saif, Senussi in Libya: Why is Moreno-Ocampo so Lenient?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on the International Criminal Court and complementarity in Libya, held by Leiden’s esteemed professor of  international law, Carsten Stahn. The seminar was organized by Jens Meierhenrich and was also attended by … Continue reading

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Yikes! Bashir Visits as Libya Defends Right to Try Saif

There are two significant events to report on the pursuit and politics of justice in Libya. First, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by the International Criminal Court, visited Libya to offer “advice” … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Darfur, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Peacebuilding, The Tripoli Three (Tripoli3), UN Security Council | 1 Comment