The ICC Charges Against Gaddafi

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In February the ICC issued an arrest warrant for President Gaddafi (Muammar Mohammad al-Qaddafi) and other senior officials on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The writer identifies a number of issues that are relevant for the case and the way charges may be brought. This includes consideration of Libya’s position as a non signatory to the ICC, the relevant conventions and the potential for immunity. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.