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UN rights office warns against Libya penal code amendments
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned against recent amendments to Libya's penal code. Law No. 5 of 2014 imposes prison sentences on any individual "undermining the February 17 revolut (More)
HRW: Gaddafi and former officials held without due process
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday reported that Libya has failed to grant due process rights to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and other detained former government officials. On January 23 HRW interviewed Gaddafi, who revealed that he and the other deta (More)
ICC prosecutor urges Libya to work with court, end impunity gap
International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Thursday urged the government of Libya to address serious crimes committed in the country and encouraged the international community to e (More)
Libya court indicts Gaddafi aides for alleged offenses during 2011 conflict
About thirty aides to Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST backgrounder], including his son Seif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], were indicted Thursday by a Libyan court for a list of offenses allegedly committed during the 201 (More)
Africa Should Let the ICC Live Up to its Mandate
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred Kennedy Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda says that the current pressure by the African Union to demonize the ICC as outside control, misses the greater pic (More)
ICC finds case against former Libya spy chief inadmissible
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Friday that the case against former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] is inadmissible before the ICC and can be heard by domestic courts in Libya. The cou (More)
Libya prosecutors to try Gaddafi son, spy chief for murder
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the son of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] was charged on Tuesday with murder, relating to the 2011 Libya conflict , a Libyan prosecutor said. Prosecutors a (More)
Involvement in Libya
The Libya Conflict developed from long-standing sectarian rivalries in the country, which resulted in an armed clash between autocrat Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's supporters and those seeking to oust him from power. In a bid to end the unrest, Gaddafi's (More)
The Death of Gaddafi
Following international intervention and several months of stalemate, opposition forces seized control of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and took two of Gaddafi's sons into custody on August 22, 2011. Opposition forces continued to clash with the remai (More)
Lawyer for Gaddafi son accuses Libya of defying ICC
The lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the son of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday accused Libyan officials of defying the International Criminal Court (ICC) b (More)