ICC says decision to do justice in Libya should be taken by Libyans

The decision to see justice served in Libya should be taken by the Libyan people, according to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court or ICC.

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The ICC is a permanent tribunal created to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

The Court can exercise jurisdiction over countries which are parties to the Rome Statute which created it, but only under certain conditions.

Fady Al-Abdallah is from the ICC:

“Concerning Libya, Libya is not a party to the Rome Statute and until this moment, there was no referral by the Security Council and no declaration by the Libyan authorities accepting the jurisdiction of the Court over any alleged crimes that may have been committed.”

The ICC, created in 2002, gives teeth to the two bodies of international law that deal with treatment of individuals: human rights and humanitarian law.

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