Libyan Government has won its challenge to the jurisdiction of The International Criminal Court in relation to Al-Senussi, the ex-Minister of Intelligence for the Gaddafi regime

11.10.13 | |

The International Criminal Court ("ICC") today ruled that the Libyan Government has won its challenge to the jurisdiction of The Hague based Court in relation to the case of Abdullah Al-Senussi, the former intelligence chief to Muammar Gaddafi.  This is a historic decision in international criminal law. It is the first case in which an admissibility challenge has succeeded and a State has been permitted by the Court to try a suspect at home rather than surrender them to the jurisdiction of the ICC.  Libya is represented in these proceedings by Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor James Crawford SC and Michelle Butler from Matrix Chambers; Professor Payam Akhavan from McGill University, Wayne Jordash from Doughty Street Chambers, Emma Collins from 3 Raymond Buildings and Paul Clark from Garden Court Chambers.

 

The Court's Decision can be found here

 

An ICC Press release can be found here

 

A summary of the Decision can be found here

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