Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ICC news flash: 3 Libya arrest warrant requests imminent

Requests for international arrest warrants charging 3 unnamed persons with crimes against humanity in Libya will issue within the next few weeks.
So said International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo today in a presentation to the U.N. Security Council. Although Moreno-Ocampo did not identify the "individuals," the ICC release stressed:

In accordance with the evidence, they are the most responsible of the crimes committed.

Hard to imagine that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi is not on that short list.
The ICC press release, which links to Moreno-Ocampo's full report and statement, is here. The release duly notes that it will be for ICC judges will decide whether to issue the warrants.
IntLawGrrls' posts on the crisis in Libya -- conflict, intervention, and the ongoing, Security-Council-referred ICC investigation -- are available here.

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