ICC Orders Libya to Comply with its Obligations re Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Bruce Zagaris
  On April 4, 2012, International Criminal Court (ICC) judges ordered the Libyan government to comply with its obligations under the Rome Statute with respect to the continued detention of Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of Libya’s former head of state Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and Abdullah Al-Senussi , the former intelligence chief and brother-in-law of Colonel el-Qaddafi.[1]                 [1]               Situation in Libya in the Case of The Prosecutor v. Saifal-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi (hereafter ICC decision re Saifal-Islam Qaddafi and Al-Seussi), ICC-01/11-01/11, Apr. 4, 2012; Marlise Simons, Libya:  Court Demands Handover of Qaddafi Son for Trial at Hague, N.Y. Times, Apr. 5, 2012, at A7, col. 2.