Libya’s failure to hand over Gaddafi son must be referred to UN, says ICC lawyer

Chris Stephen
April 13, 2012

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has called on the court to make a formal complaint to the UN about Libya’s failure to hand over war crimes suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

José Luis Moreno-Ocampo said on Thursday that patience with the Tripoli authorities, which have held Gaddafi in isolation for four months, has been exhausted.

“Libyan authorities have also been cautioned of the consequences of nonco-operation, but have taken no steps to commence the implementation of Mr Gaddafi’s surrender,” said Moreno-Ocampo.

He recommended the move after highly critical reports were released by the ICC accusing Libya’s government of obstructing court officials.

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