International Justice

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ICC vs. Libya

This past Wednesday the International Criminal Court rejected Libya’s request to postpone the surrender of Gaddafi. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi faces war crimes charges. The ICC had issued a warrant last June for his arrest but Libya has continued to refuse to hand him over claiming that they he should “face justice” at home.  The ICC on the other hand said they have jurisdiction over this case because they issued a warrant last for his arrest. If convicted by the ICC, Gaddafi faces only a prison term but if he is found guilty by Libya court he faces the death penalty. “New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) also believes Saif al-Islam would receive a fairer and safer trial in the Netherlands”.


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